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Tornado Damage Assessment: OK & TX

DonanEngineering Forensic Engineer, Forensic Engineering, Hail and Wind, Structural Damage & Collapse

Texas and Oklahoma After a tornado event, devastation and destruction are found along the tornado path.  Due to the wood-framed construction predominant in Texas and Oklahoma, extensive damage to a house can occur.  But how do you know whether visible cracks in the Sheetrock or brick finishes are just cosmetic damage or the signs of structural failure? During a tornado, …

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Tornado Damage Assessment

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After a tornado event, devastation and destruction are found along the tornado path.  In areas where wood-framed construction is predominant, extensive damage to a house can occur.  How do you know whether visible cracks in the Sheetrock or brick finishes are just cosmetic damage or the signs of structural failure? During a tornado, the winds that encounter a house are …

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Tornado Damage Assesment

Texas and Oklahoma After a tornado event, devastation and destruction are found along the tornado path.  Due to the wood-framed construction predominant in Texas and Oklahoma, extensive damage to a house can occur.  But how do you know whether visible cracks in the Sheetrock or brick finishes are just cosmetic damage or the signs of structural failure? During a tornado, …

MOORE TORNADO

EF Scale Map of Moore, OK Tornado

EF Scale map provided courtesy of Weather Decision Technologies. If you are interested in updated iterations of this map, visit their website. Latest estimates indicate 13,000 homes damaged and over $1 Billion in insurance claims. Donan’s full-time professional engineers in Oklahoma City and Tulsa are available to assist clients, and a total of 15 P.E.s licensed in OK will be …