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Can Missouri Schools Withstand a Severe Storm?

 Wednesday, June 12, 2013

 Insurance Journal

Buildings in the St. Joseph, Mo., School District can withstand winds up to 90 mph. None are prepared to withstand the likes of an EF5 tornado, with winds of more than 200 mph, which devastated parts of Oklahoma City and its surrounding area in the last few weeks. Not even the new schools being built at Carden Park and at Bishop and Cook roads can withstand such high winds, school officials and local architects said. “Nothing can withstand an EF5 tornado, and we hope that never happens,” said Ronald Fuston, project manager for the new schools’ construction.