Shelter from the Storm: Discovery Channel Features Safe Room Research

Discovery Channel Canada recently spent a day at the Forest Products Laboratory (FPL) to film a segment on Bob Falk’s tornado safe room research. Falk, a research general engineer at FPL, is developing plans for a do-it-yourself tornado safe room made from commodity lumber. His research, which involves shooting 2×4 lumber from an air cannon at 100 mph, was featured on the show Daily Planet and the results are a blast.

See for yourself at http://www.discovery.ca/Video?vid=592208

FPL engineer Bob Falk talks tornado safe rooms with the Discovery Channel. (Click photo for video clip.)

FPL engineer Bob Falk talks tornado safe rooms with the Discovery Channel. (Click photo for video clip.)

 

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