Hurricane Irma really devastated much of the Caribbean and areas of the Southeastern US. Hurricane Maria is currently tearing through the Caribbean as well. With all of the talk about hurricanes, earthquakes, and storms in general, I figured I would address some of your concerns about how mobile homes hold up in a storm.
Manufactured homes have been built according to Wind Zone specifications since 1994. This means that homes set up since that year must meet strict wind zone guidelines to meet code and pass inspection.
There are currently 3 Wind Zone tiers based upon the anticipated impact in your county. For example, there are only 3 counties in NC that require Wind Zone 3, more that require Wind Zone 2, and most only require Wind Zone 1.
Mobile homes are built to conform to strict guidelines as it pertains to wind, however, damage can still occur. The same is true for site-built homes. Most mobile homes that are significantly damaged during storms are as a result of 1) Not being tied d...