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Most Tornado Deaths Involved Trailers

Posted On March 12, 2012
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Residents look over the scattered remains of their home in Holton, where an EF3 tornado destroyed 18 homes Friday.

submitted by Keisha Chappie

(Holton, Ind.) – Eight of the 13 people in Indiana killed in the March 2 tornadoes were inside mobile homes when the storms struck.

 

That includes the two men who died in Holton in Ripley County. Ronald Pickett, 59, and Victor Armando Hernandez Carranza, 27, were each inside mobile homes when an EF 3 tornado blew through town.

 

The Louisville Courier-Journal reports that although mobile homes make up only six percent of Indiana’s housing, 93 percent of the tornado deaths in the state between 1996 and 2007 were in trailers.

 

The newspaper’s report cited a study published in the scientific journal Natural Hazards.

 

In Holton, a total of 18 homes and 14 businesses were destroyed by the March 2 tornado.

 

LINKS:

 

Pres. Signs Disaster Declaration For Six Counties

 

Gov. Requests Federal Aid For Six Counties

 

Tetanus Vaccine Clinic Friday In Holton

 

SDMS Sending School Supplies To Tornado Victims

 

Salvation Army In Holton Thurs., Fri.

 

Red Cross Opens Client Assistance Centers

 

Funeral Announced For Second Holton Victim

 

Rep. Frye to Host Disaster Relief Meeting

 

IDHS, FEMA Assess Holton Tornado Damage

 

Holton Tornado Donation Surge Continues

 

Funeral For Tornado Victim Tuesday

 

ISP Give Tornado Donation Tips

 

Tornado Cleanup Underway In Holton

 

NWS Confirms EF3 Tornado In Holton

 

IDHS Gives Latest On Tornado Response Efforts

 

US 50 Closed In Holton Saturday

 

Tornadoes: “It Hit Before We Knew It”