Tornadoes are a billion-dollar problem in the United States. From 2018 to 2023, there have been 17 billion-dollar climate disasters involving tornadoes. The costs are expected to grow, but the U.S. is not helpless when it comes to tornado damage. Engineers know how to build stronger structures that can withstand high winds. Part of the challenge of creating more tornado resilience in the U.S. is that building codes are generally a local and a financial decision.