Greenbriar Nursing Home

Feds seek tornado shelters for residents

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The deadly tornado that destroyed a Missouri nursing home three years ago showed that long-term care facilities need to have specially designed shelter areas, says a recently released government report.

Tornado shelters should be installed in nursing homes, government agency recommends in report on Joplin disaster

Tornado shelters should be installed in nursing homes, government agency recommends in report on Joplin disaster

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The deadly tornado that destroyed a Missouri nursing home three years ago showed that long-term care facilities need to have specially designed shelter areas, says a recently released government report. The one-story, wood-frame Greenbriar Nursing Home structure — built in the mid-1960s — was totally leveled, the report states. Workers and residents followed protocol by sheltering in inner hallways to avoid flying glass, the NIST found. However, the attempt to remain safe was futile.

Tornado-stricken community calls for nursing home 'safe rooms'

Two months after a tornado demolished Greenbriar Nursing Home in Joplin, MO, — and much of everything else around it — members of the community have called for the inclusion of storm shelters in nursing homes in tornado-prone areas.

Nursing home residents dead after Missouri tornado

Nursing home residents dead after Missouri tornado

At least 10 nursing home residents and one employee were killed in a Sunday tornado that hit Joplin, MO. The storm killed at least 117 people, and may have caused up to $3 billion in insured losses to 10,000 buildings, according to a preliminary estimate released Tuesday by Eqecat Inc.