Originally Posted by RFS62
That sounds a little bit like the kind of argument people used to make about wearing their seat belts.
But then shouldn't everyone in California have a safe shelter from earthquakes? Should they never build overpasses again?
I will likely either look for or add a shelter in our next home. I'm not anti-shelter by any means. But lots of blame going on right now... Especially for what happened to those kids at the school and I think it's a bit unfair.
It's not like you can take a building that was built in the mid 70's and just pop in a shelter that can safely hold 1,000 people. The money has to come from somewhere. And logistically I'm sure there are issues there as well.
Now, in terms of new construction.... Building safer homes, schools, businesses, etc only seems like the smart and logical thing to do.
An ultimately lets remember that the majority of deaths from these storms came from people NOT at home or in a building at all. Most were either in their cars, or trying to outrun it on foot.... Trying to get to safety somewhere. Of the 18 people that died Friday, I don't think any of them were in a structure.
All I'm saying is that it isn't accurate to characterize what has happened here over the past two weeks as normal. It is far from a regular occurrence.
RFS62... You risk your life 100% of the time you get into a car. Every time you could die--- wearing a seat belt is clearly an odds-beating practice. What percentage of the time in my life will I be at risk of death by tornado? No doubt... It only takes one time, but I think you get my point.