TYLER, Texas (KETK) – During a severe weather or tornado event, it is important to be informed on the dangers of them and how to safely get through them if you live in a mobile home.

According to the Shreveport National Weather Service Office, 72% of all tornado fatalities occur in homes whether they are permanent, mobile or manufactured with 54% of those fatalities occurring in mobile or manufactured homes even though they only make up 6% of the U.S. housing stock.

The Shreveport NWS Weather Forecast Office offered up tips for those who are living in mobile homes:

  • If you live in a mobile home, it is not safe from a tornado and you must find alternative living until it passes
  • Make plans to stay with family or friends who live in a sturdy building
  • Last resort is to lie low in a ditch or ravine and flat on your stomach with your hands over your head

For more information on how you can stay safe during severe weather, visit their website.