Factoid of the Day: Tornado Edition
Mobile homes account for nearly half of all tornado deaths in the United States.
From a WSJ piece titled “Mobile-Home Deaths Raise Issue of Safety” we get this factoid:
In 2010, according to the weather service, 45 people died in tornadoes: 20 were in mobile homes; 11 in houses; seven in vehicles; six were outside; and one was in a building.
We’d need to see a multi-year analysis to make sure this wasn’t a fluke–maybe a single tornado wreaked devastation through a single trailer park–but it’s a scary stat. Or, I guess, a comforting one for those of us who living in permanent structures.
via Alan Murray