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NBC News Today Show report shows Manufactured Home did as well as Conventional On-site Construction in hurricane high winds test

July 23rd, 2014 Comments off

homes-vs-hurricane12-winds-test-credit=nbc-today-show-posted-mastheadblog-mhpronews-com-Regarding this previous portion of the test, IBHS indicated: “When one of these high wind-rated HUD-Code homes is installed on a permanent foundation, in most of the country, it would end up resisting wind storms better than surrounding site-built homes.”

So stated a MHI President and CEO, Richard “Dick” Jennison in a longer report to MHProNews. While part of the test was to show how superior a Wind Zone III home is to a standard HUD Code manufactured home in durability, Jennison said: the director of the IBHS (Julie Rochman, President) told the crowd how impressed she was at the performance of the Zone I home itself.”

MHProNews has been told that we will have additional information in the days ahead. More information on the specifics including stills and the video are found at this link, and a pre-broadcast report that provides more information and a related video is linked here. ##

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Pre-1988 HUD Code Homes may Receive Variance

August 27th, 2012 Comments off

gobogolusa reports the Washington Parish Planning Commission in Louisiana is considering amending parish regulations that prevents any manufactured home made before 1988 from being sited in the parish. That ordinance was instituted to prevent decrepit homes from being sited in the parish and rented as substandard housing, but the Louisiana Manufactured Housing Association said the 1988 date was arbitrarily selected, and the correct date should be 1976, when homes were built to HUD Code standards with the correct wind zone rating. MHProNews has learned any HUD Code home can be sited anywhere in the parish. Parish Councilman Michael Fussell suggested leaving the 1988 ordinance date as-is, and add the condition that a variance could be requested for older manufactured homes on a case by case basis. The commission appointed a committee to consider the recommendation.

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Manufactured Homes in MS County Have to Meet Wind Zone II Ratings

November 28th, 2010 Comments off

From Mississippi, the Picayune Item reports that county officials indicated recently that federal, state and local officials are tightening code enforcement of wind zone rating regulations. According to the report,  Pearl River County carries a wind zone rating of two, and in order to connect to the power grid a manufactured home must have a Wind Zone Two rating stamped on it. The article says the cost of Wind Zone Two homes increases anywhere from $1,500 to $2,500 over that of Wind Zone One homes, depending on the size of the home.