***I posted this in a group, but I wanted to make it a journal as well***

I reply a lot in here but rarely make posts unless I have something important to say. Last night, there was a lady who said that she would stay inside her trailer in the thread that had tips for tornadoes in it.

I was born and raised in the midwest where tornadoes are very common so I know what to do, and my husband is also a storm spotter/amateur radio operator (HAM). If there is ever a disaster like that and the 911 system is down, that is where they come into place.

With all that being said, I am posting this to urge anyone that lives in a mobile home to GET OUT if you are facing a tornado. I have seen the damage just a SMALL tornado can do to a trailer, and it is not pretty. They will twist them like a pipe cleaner. A trailer is a metal death trap in the event of tornado. If you have time, drive to a store or any other kind of solid building. If you do not have time, find a ditch and lie face down, or an open area away from trees, utility poles, etc. Tuck your hands behind your head to protect your vital organs.

I know it sounds scary to leave your home, but you are much safer outside if you live in a trailer. If you don't believe me, just  look at these images of what a tornado can do to a trailer.

Take this advice, or don't, but I just thought I'd throw it out there, especially for those of you who don't know what to do during a tornado. Sure, you could get lucky and it wouldn't take the trailer with it, but do you really want to take that chance?

This is from an F1 tornado, which is small. Notice how there is nothing there but an empty lot. This is an extreme case, but it CAN happen.



Another F1
 

F2 tornado


F3


F4

What was left of a trailer from an F5 tornado


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Leele...
May. 4, 2011 at 5:18 PM

quite scary, I live in a mobile home myself were in delaware, we do get some small tornados but not often. I would definatly be going to my inlaws they live in a house

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