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South Carolina’s State Association Was Pro-Active Ahead of Hurricane Florence

September 14th, 2018 Comments off

 

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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.

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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.”

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MHISC used handouts and visuals like the above to help educate media, this graphic was published on a mainstream media new site, but MHProNews added the MHISC logo as shown.

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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November 12th, 2014 Comments off

bulloch-county-map=credit-georgia-info-posted-daily-business-news-mhpronews-comThe fight goes on to protect thousands of manufactured homes owners and some related businesses in Bulloch County, GA. WTOC tells MHProNews that “Hundreds of mobile home owners demanded changes at a meeting last night in Bulloch County, where commissioners will adopt restrictions they passed last month. Under the rules, mobile homes ten years old or older couldn’t be located or relocated in Bulloch County without approval from the planning and zoning commission.”

The county’s leaders say surrounding counties have passed similar rules, and they didn’t want Bulloch to become a dumping ground for dilapidated homes.

But owners say the rules were vague and insulting. “We’re just middle class people,” said manufactured home owner Jimmy Driggers. “We’re not trying to ugly up the community. We’re all God’s children and this is America.”

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What Bulloch County Commissioners say they didn’t know is what Georgia Manufactured Housing Association Executive Director Jay Hamilton tells MHProNews, namely that Georgia Law “…prohibits any Georgia Municipality from limiting permits or re-location based on the age of a home. “

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Hamilton says they are working with the county to resolve the issue. A complete exclusive commentary from GMHA’s Executive Director on this issue, including a copy of GA law on this subject, are linked here. ##

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