The manufactured home industry’s new home shipments have been well under its last peak for over two decades. Some associations and businesses have realized that failure to step up to that challenge will only produce more of the same.
Hurricane season happens every year in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico. Thankfully, there aren’t major storms that make landfall every year, but it makes sense to prepare.
Manufactured Housing Institute of South Carolina’s Mark Dillard is a communications award winner.
Dillard’s communications coordinator, Janae Frazier, explained to the Daily Business News on MHProNews their strategy ahead of Hurricane Florence.
First, Frazier told MHProNews today that, “The Manufactured Housing Institute of South Carolina and all of our members are sending our thoughts and prayers to all impacted by Hurricane Florence.”
“For weeks, we’ve been sending safety tips to our members and the public through emails and social media,” Frazier stated. “We have also sent a Guide to Manufactured Housing to news media outlets throughout the state and have even participated in a LIVE television interview about hurricane safety.”
“We have a team of social media ambassadors who are spreading safety tips and positive manufactured housing information all over the internet. We have also been monitoring the social media accounts of news organizations to answer questions viewers may be leaving about manufactured homes,” she said.
“We are urging residents to check their data plate to see the age of their home and what wind level the home is designed for. We are also urging residents to verify that their home was properly installed by a licensed contractor. If they do not know, they can check with the SC Manufactured Housing Board,” she stated.
“We need homeowners to inspect their anchor straps beneath the home. They need to ensure that they replace rusted straps and tighten loose straps. We suggest getting a professional to help out. Lastly, homeowners should evacuate their homes when local authorities tell them to do so.” Frazier shared a new video with the Daily Business News on MHProNews they produced to aid manufactured home owners in that educational and inspection process. It’s posted above.
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