Heard an interview with the city manager this morning. What an ASSHAT!
4 tornados in the last 14 years have hit this town, 2 of them EF5s.
The Mayor is calling for a change to the building code to require shelters in all new buildings.
City manager says something to the effect of "we have lots of builders here, and were pretty independent, so we don't think we need more regulations" 1 major tornado every 4 years or so - and no building code to deal with the risk? Hell, in California, we only have a big quake in any single area every 100 years or so, no need to build for that. The reporter editorialized afterwards that he thought that after 7 3rd graders died in their classroom, the community might put a shelter in the new school.
That's the guy - and the mentality - that should go to jail.
Edit: This is the same type of guy who recommends building in flood plains, etc, and just waits for the Feds to bail them out.