Dr. Kiesling receives lifetime award for contributions to storm safety
At the annual NSSA meeting Dr. Ernst Kiesling, NSSA executive director and leadership partner, received a tribute that included stories and pictures of his family, his Texas Tech Wind Science and Engineering leadership, and his lifelong career accomplishments that led to creation of the tornado shelter and safe-room concepts.
Following the tribute, Kiesling received the Lifetime Achievement Award for his dedication and contributions to the field of tornado safety and high wind science. Tornado survivors and special guests, including the Harrison family and Mike Vaughn of the NSSA, presented the “Father of the Safe Room” with the award.
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