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Tornados and mobile homes
« on: July 12, 2008, 10:17:29 AM »
Why do mobile homes seem to be tornado magnets?

No, I am not trying to be funny stupid.

There was a tornado last night near Willmar, MN.  A moblile home dealership was "destroyed" (news word)

Many years ago: There was a tornado near where I grew up.  It was moving north and seemed to make a direct line toward the ONLY mobile home in a 10 mile diameter.

It just seems that it is more common.

My thoughts:

1. Mobile homes are easy to knock over. If high winds come close to a park, there can be damage.


2. Mobile home parks are found more in the southern state than in the north.  Even though the midwest is known for tornados, the south gets a lot too. Especially during the spring and fall. (another topic would be the Southern tornado alley)


This is the place to discuss it.



Link to tornado video from Willmar MN

http://www.kare11.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=518193&catid=2
« Last Edit: July 12, 2008, 10:19:32 AM by chief-david »
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