May 29, 2007
INDIANAPOLIS - Some experts hope a new state law requiring weather radios in mobile
homes will be the first step in a series of needed improvements to help keep residents
safe when tornadoes and other storms hit Indiana.
The law requires mobile homes installed in Indiana after June 30 to be equipped with
weather radios that can alert people of pending bad weather. The bill was initiated
by Kathryn Martin, whose 2-year-old son, C.J., and two other family members died in
a Nov. 6, 2005 tornado that struck the Eastbrook Mobile Home Park in Evansville.