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Publication Citation: Investigation Plan - National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Technical Investigation of Building and Emergency Communications System Performance in the Joplin, Missouri, Tornado of May 22, 2011

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Author(s): Marc L. Levitan; Long T. Phan; Erica D. Kuligowski; Franklin T. Lombardo; David P. Jorgensen;
Title: Investigation Plan - National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Technical Investigation of Building and Emergency Communications System Performance in the Joplin, Missouri, Tornado of May 22, 2011
Published: May 24, 2012
Abstract: Following the May 22, 2011 tornado that devastated the City of Joplin, NIST sent four engineers to Missouri on May 24 through May 28 to conduct a preliminary reconnaissance. Based on analysis of the data collected and other criteria required by law and regulation, NIST Director Patrick Gallagher established a Team under the National Construction Safety Team Act on June 29, 2011, to proceed with a more comprehensive study of the impacts of the disaster. This document describes NIST‰s plan for conducting the technical study.
Citation: NIST SP - 1132
Keywords: tornado; disaster; wind; emergency communications; structures
Research Areas: Emergency Egress and Access, Building and Fire Safety Investigations, Building and Fire Research, Wind Engineering, Building and Fire Codes and Standards
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/NIST.SP.1132
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