View Poll Results: Yes or No to tornado shelter requirements for trailer parks and trailer owners

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Thread: Should trailer parks / trailer owners be required to have a storm shelter

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    Re: Should trailer parks / trailer owners be required to have a storm shelter

    Quote Originally Posted by voyager1 View Post
    Would you support a law in your state if it gets frequent tornadoes for this. Obviously states in tornado alley are the ones with tornadoes mostly.
    People living in trailers for the most part, probably don't have thousands of dollars to drop because other people decided they had to have one. And I doubt you'd convince the general public to build shelters. Who is going to pay for these shelters?
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    Re: Should trailer parks / trailer owners be required to have a storm shelter

    Quote Originally Posted by Kreton View Post
    People living in trailers for the most part, probably don't have thousands of dollars to drop because other people decided they had to have one. And I doubt you'd convince the general public to build shelters. Who is going to pay for these shelters?
    I agree at the individual level but the park owner could invest in them. Landlords/property owners do have many obligations to safety.

    And many communities also do pay for and build shelters but people have to have enough notice...and mobility...to get to them.
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    Re: Should trailer parks / trailer owners be required to have a storm shelter

    I do not think individuals should be required to have them. I could support a law that required a trailer park with over a certain number of units not on block foundations or some number of residents to have a shelter even if it is just the basement of the office. When a tornado is coming, you do not always have time to get in your car and drive somewhere. Tornadoes form and disappear fast in our area anyway, so you might only have a couple minutes warning at best when one forms.

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