Greg Schoor is about to become much better known in MHVille.
In an exclusive statement published on MHLivingNews, a National Weather Service (NWS) severe storms expert – Greg Schoor – has made admissions that could shake the foundation of what the public has been led to believe about manufactured homes and severe windstorm fatalities.
Schoor admits that tornado death-counts for mobile and manufactured homes fail to make a number of obvious, and important, distinctions.
What Was Said by Schoor, What It Means, and What This Could Mean for MH Owners, Shoppers and the MH Industry
For example, per Schoor’s statement, if someone dies outdoors of their dwelling as a result of following the weatherman’s advice to leave their “mobile home,” and “immediately seek other shelter,” that tragedy has been counted as a tornado death in a factory-built, “mobile home.“
For another example, if someone dies from any cause, – including a structural failure, a heart attack, or a tree falling and killing someone – those are all being tallied as a storm death attributed to the mobile or manufactured home (MH).
Schoor’s carefully analyzed statements provide numerous revelations that should be a wake-up call for MH industry professionals.
Third-party research or news reports often paint manufactured homes in a negative light, which routinely includes the use of the apparently problematic NWS statistics.
A recent example is the flawed research published in 2017 by Michigan State University (MSU), debunked last year in an analysis by MHProNews, in concert with key Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) staff.
What the newest ManufacturedHomeLivingNews expose implies is that the actual number of deaths tied to structural failure is lower than is being reported.
Further, the MHLivingNews report spotlights how the frequency or odds of even such misleading ‘tornado death tolls’ are incredibly low.
Perhaps worse is the implication that people who take a weatherman’s warning to heart, and leave their homes, could well be dying as a result. They might well have survived, if they had sheltered in place, following tips in the same, new MHLivingNews special report.
That in-depth special report – which includes dramatic video – is linked below.
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Industry professionals and MH homeowners are advised to post that special report link on MHLivingNews – shown immediately above – on their social media, as it could save lives…
…and over time, further exposure of these facts could lead to more respect, a better understanding and thus additional new manufactured homes being sold, as the truth is better understood.
Industry members have told us that sharing the windstorms video with customers have helped them quell the fears of buyers “sitting in the fence.”
Why the Schoor Report Matters to Virtually Everyone in MHVille
While the surveys have been unscientific, L. A. “Tony” Kovach in his public presentations has asked a variation on the following question for years. It is safe to estimate that over 1,000 manufactured home professionals in recent years have publicly raised their hands to agree with the following. Here’s the question.
‘Do you believe that negative media reports that focus on tornado deaths in mobile or manufactured homes hurts the industry’s image, and therefor sales?’
Virtually every hand in every group in every location has gone up. Literally not one hand was raised to disagree with that assessment.
What Started This Report – the Origin was an MH Industry Pro’s News Tip
The Daily Business News wants to acknowledge that this story began as a tip from a manufactured home community owner.
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Submitted by Soheyla Kovach to the Daily Business News for MHProNews.com.
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