Homes can be built to avoid wind damage, but no codes or inspectors in some rural counties

Staff Photo by Dan Henry - The Chattanooga Times Free Press. May 2, 2011. A flag and uplifting banner are posted off of Clonts Rd. where last week's tornado reeked havoc on the Apison, Tenn., community.
photo Staff Photo by Dan Henry - The Chattanooga Times Free Press. May 2, 2011. Crosses mark the former home where a Bridgeport, Al., resident was killed off of Co.Rd. 255 after last weeks string of deadly tornadoes reeked havoc on the tri-state area.

Build strong

Here are some changes enforced in Moore, Okla., to beef up residential construction on the advice of structural engineering experts at the University of Oklahoma:› Roof sheathing must be attached with nails that are at least 2.5