Tornado deaths raise questions about mobile home safety

theNorthwestern.com Ernst W. Kiesling, an engineering professor at Texas Tech University and executive director of the National Storm Shelter Association, a testing organization, said mobile-home occupants can build family shelters starting at about $4,500.

Near Paintsville, Ky., a double-wide mobile home was blown off its foundation and over a 25-foot embankment into a rushing creek, where it "just disintegrated," the county coroner said, killing two people, including a 16-year-old boy.

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Ernst W. Kiesling, an engineering professor at Texas Tech University and executive director of the National Storm Shelter Association, a testing organization, said mobile-home occupants can build family shelters starting at about $4,500.