policy statement A Policy Statement of the American Meteorological Society as adopted by the Council on 13 January 1991 and cyclone events can affect large portions of a state Mobile-home living is a way of life for a significant or many states for time periods of several hours or portion of the population of the United States. An es- greater. In addition, near foothills and mountain areas, timated 13 to 15 million people permanently reside in severe downslope winds lasting 6 hours or more can an estimated 6 to 8 million mobile homes throughout batter structures with wind gusts up to 55 m s 1 (120 the country. Additionally, another 1.7 million homes mph). These windstorms often affect areas as large as are occupied on a part-time basis. a 25-30-km (15-20-mile) wide band for 160 480 km It is of grave concern that the American Meteoro- (several hundred miles) along a mountain range. logical Society observes that tens of thousands of Death, injury, and property damage in the wake of mobile homes (also known as manufactured homes) severe windstorms have prompted efforts to encour- are damaged each year by windstorms to the extent age owners of large mobile home
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Jun 1, 1991
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