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Texas Tech University's Wind Engineering Research Center Storm Shelter

Texas Tech University Wind Study

Texas Tech University Engineers at the Wind Engineering Research Center and other wind engineering research facilities have been studying the effects of extreme winds on buildings for over 20 years.  For information on their extensive research and a listing of shelter manufacturers who have had this testing performed on their product(s), please contact Texas Tech University by clicking here.

FEMA – Federal Emergency Management Agency

The Federal Emergency Management Agency, in cooperation with the Texas Tech University’s Wind Engineering Research Center at Texas Tech University, has developed specific performance criteria for tornado shelters. For more information on that performance criteria, please contact FEMA in Washington D.C. or via the FEMA web site.