Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Domed Stadiums Are Not Good Places to Hide from Big Storms

Maybe we should stop using the New Orleans Superdome model in situations like this:

One of the saddest and deadliest moments came when hundreds of people flocked to Tacloban’s domed sports arena at the urging of municipal officials, who believed its sturdy roof would withstand the wind. The roof did, but the arena flooded, and many inside drowned or were trampled in a frenzied rush to higher seats.