Red Cross Video


This video was made by the Red Cross in Haiti .
It shows the terrible effects on poorly constructed shelters when the first rains came after the earthquake.

Many of the shelters collapse under the weight of water and high winds.

It can be argued that RSK shelters would not have collapsed for 2 important reasons:

1. The RSK roof can be lowered within minutes into the storm profile shelter which has been shown by wind tunnel testing to withstand high winds.

2. The RSK roof has a central square frame that prevents the build up of water. Any water that does accumulate is easily supported by the very strong reciprocal frame. If the RSK roof is set at a slight incline all the water will run off to the sides where it can drain into pre-dug channels; this would have kept the floors inside the shelters dry.

See the video here

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