Monday, September 10, 2007

Can Technology Save Us?

We have an old joke here in the South:

"What do a tornado and a divorce have in common?"

"Someone's gonna lose a trailer."

Congress is attempting to make that truism less lethal:

A bill to require all new manufactured homes to come equipped with emergency weather radios is gaining traction in Congress, pushed by a campaign promise to an Indiana woman whose 2-year-old son was killed by a tornado in 2005.


People living in mobile homes face 10 times the risk for fatalities by being hit by a tornado than those living in permanent homes, NOAA said.