Mobile Homes and Safety

Do you live in a mobile home?

“Mobile homes are not safe during tornadoes! Abandon your mobile home to seek shelter in a sturdy building immediately. If you live in a mobile home, ensure you have a plan in place that identifies the closest sturdy buildings.”
— From the National Weather Service Preparedness Guide

Residents of mobile homes need to make an extra effort to plan ahead for severe weather. In a tornado, there is no safe place to take shelter in a mobile home.

Before the storm:

  • Talk to others in your mobile home community about severe weather. Is there a sturdy building nearby where you can take shelter?
  • Make sure everyone in your family knows where to go during a tornado warning, and be ready to take swift action.
  • Get a NOAA weather radio with a battery backup so you’ll be alerted to severe weather.

During the storm:

  • Get out of the mobile home. Proceed on foot to a nearby sturdy building or shelter facility.
  • Do not take shelter under the mobile home. Do not try to drive to shelter.
  • If you are caught outdoors, get down low to the ground in a shallow ditch or depression.

Other resources:

Missouri StormAware Video — Tornado Safety for Mobile Homes

Phone: 816-474-4240
600 Broadway, Suite 200
Kansas City, MO 64105
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