Charlotte mobile home tornado concerns

Posted at 9:14 PM, Feb 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-25 21:16:22-05

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.-  Following the tornadoes in Charlotte County, 11 families are homeless and more than 50 homes are damaged. As focus shifts to recovery, the devastation is raising concerns among mobile home communities that may be especially vulnerable to intense storms. 

The parks manager at The Mobile Home Park of Port Charlotte Village stresses that the 435 homes in the park may not have a place to hide if a storm were to come thundering in. 

"For people who live in neighborhoods like Port Charlotte Village, what should they do? The safest place to be in a tornado is the interior of your home... don't go neat windows and doors, don't go out in the yard and see if you can see the tornado, shelter in place get to the interior room and ride it out."  said Cheri Frey. 

Residents of the community know the basics, but they want Governor Rick Scott to keep them in mind as he heads to Port Charlotte to survey the storms damage. 

"Find us some money to help us build shelters for our residents and for our community" says Frey.