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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
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