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Name: wasteland
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Date: 1999


Question:
Why do tornadoes seem to be attracted to mobile homes? Is there any scientific correlation whith any other variables or is it just random?


Replies:
And earthquakes are attracted to big cities. Because mobile homes are easily damaged by tornadoes you hear about it more often. Also tornadoes tend to form over flat land (I wonder why?) which is conducive to trailer parks.

--- Jade


Statistics from the National Severe Storms Forecast Center in Kansas City show that from 1975 to 1991 nearly 36% of all tornado deaths occurred in mobile homes. Tornadoes don't hit mobile homes more often than conventional homes, but mobile home are just that - mobile. They offer no protection in a tornado. In April, 1991 a violent tornado struck Andover Kansas. 84 frame homes and 14 businesses were destroyed or severely damaged. Then the tornado hit a mobile home park, destroying 223 trailers. 13 people were killed in Andover - all in the mobile home park. 200 residents of the mobile home park did survive in the park's storm shelter.

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And earthquakes are attracted to big cities. Because mobile homes are easily damaged by tornadoes you hear about it more often. Also tornadoes tend to form over flat land (I wonder why?) which is conducive to trailer parks.

--- Jade


Statistics from the National Severe Storms Forecast Center in Kansas City show that from 1975 to 1991 nearly 36% of all tornado deaths occurred in mobile homes. Tornadoes don't hit mobile homes more often than conventional homes, but mobile home are just that - mobile. They offer no protection in a tornado. In April, 1991 a violent tornado struck Andover Kansas. 84 frame homes and 14 businesses were destroyed or severely damaged. Then the tornado hit a mobile home park, destroying 223 trailers. 13 people were killed in Andover - all in the mobile home park. 200 residents of the mobile home park did survive in the park's storm shelter.

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