May 22, 2002
Why have families living in Tornado Alley not living in storm-proof houses? How about flood-proof houses? The area has had a meteorological history yet more and more families end up homeless when a tornado or a flood strikes. There are mobile home units in the regions but the owner, to settle down in a specific place, mainly stabilizes there. Of course, nature will move it soon. Maybe it won't be far but surely at some distance. There are houseboats but flooding tends to recede and any boats end up on land. Funny how weatherproofing is not that weatherproof for Midwesterners.