Mobile Home Pieces in Trees
Debris from a demolished mobile home park was scattered through a denuded fruit orchard along Silver Palm Drive, as a rumbling thunderstorm in the background raised the unease of residents remaining in nearby areas. These trees suffered at least as much from battering by airborne missiles as from the wind itself. Mobile homes are inherently fragile and unstable in high wind, no matter how well tied down. They can be deadly not only for their occupants, but for people downwind who may be hit by their remains. Mobile homes simply should not be permitted near hurricane-prone stretches of coastline.