Between May 18 and June 2, 2013, a series of destructive tornadoes swept through central Oklahoma, killing more than 50 people, injuring hundreds more and damaging or destroying over 10,000 homes. The area hit hardest was the suburban community of Moore, when an EF-5 strength storm struck on May 20, leaving a 2-mile wide path of destruction in its wake.
Working with a network of local authorities, building professionals and universities, Architecture for Humanity is engaging with the affected communities in their long-term efforts to rebuild permanently and more resiliently.
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Areas of Focus
Construction Best Practice
Building standards must be elevated to encourage safety and resiliency as the primary drivers in the rebuilding process.
Education and training in disaster preparedness and resilient measures not only protects lives but livehoods and helps a community endure disaster events.
As the community plans and begins to rebuild itself, sustainability is a key component of a long-term future. Driving innovation and learning about improved building methods for building back better are instrumental.
We will always work alongside communities to ensure that the voice of local stakeholders are heard. Through leading periodic discussions through the facilitation of events such as community charrettes, we will work together in creating a shared vision of the future.
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