Friday, May 24, 2013
Tornado Proof Homes
I've written on here more than once about Monolithic Dome homes and the subject always comes to mind when you hear about tragedies like in Moore, Oklahoma. Why don't more people in tornado prone areas build houses that can withstand a direct hit from a tornado with minimal damage? I'm guessing the concrete shell doesn't appeal to a lot of people but the dome pictured above is proof to me that they can be made to look appealing. Coincidentally, the dome pictured above survived a direct hit by a huge hurricane in Florida which did some cosmetic damage but suffered no damage in the living areas. In fact, people sheltered out the hurricane inside. Another dome survived a California wild fire with firefighters inside taking refuge and yes, one has even survived a direct hit by a tornado. It is my hope that someday soon, I shall make my home inside one of these dwellings that will still be around and just as safe decades after I am long gone from this world.