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How mobile home residents understand and respond to tornado warnings

Source(s):  Weather, Climate, and Society (WCAS)

Mobile home residents experience higher fatality rates from tornadoes than “fixed home” residents. Yet, research on how mobile home residents understand and respond to tornado warnings is lacking. Such research can help meteorologists and their partners better communicate tornado risk. We conducted four surveys with residents of the southeastern United States. This region has the highest concentration of tornado fatalities and killer tornadoes, in part because of the high density of mobile homes. Findings reveal that today’s tornado warning system inadequately prepares mobile home residents to respond safely to tornadoes. The study offers recommendations for how to improve tornado communication for mobile and fixed home residents.



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  • How mobile home residents understand and respond to tornado warnings
  • Publication date 2020
  • Author(s) Liu, Brooke Fisher; Egnoto, Michael ; Lim, JungKyu Rhys
  • Number of pages 14 p.
  • ISBN/ISSN https://doi.org/10.1175/WCAS-D-17-0080.1

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