Saving more structures and lives when tornados strike could be as simple as addressing the weak link of lightweight garage doors, according to a study led by researchers from the University of Alabama.

The new report presents findings from the performance of critical facility buildings and residences following the May 20, 2013 tornado that struck Moore, Oklahoma. The Enhanced Fujita (EF) 5 tornado created a 17-mile long swath of destruction which levelled over 12,000 buildings and killed 24 people. The total economic loss from…