Destroyed Mobile Home from Fulton MO Tornado of 10 Apr 0

Mobile Home Danger

This is a striking illustration of the danger of fragile structures like mobile homes in tornadoes -- or any damaging wind. In the middle foreground, a mobile home had rested unanchored on cinder blocks before a tornado obliterated the structure and killed its occupant. Note the lack of damage to the trees surrounding the lot, except for a few small limbs broken, and small-debris deposition from the destroyed mobile home. Even more telling is the satellite TV dish in the foreground. It wasn't bent, scratched, moved, turned or affected in any way by the tornado; but somehow the mobile home a few feet away was leveled and blown apart.