Mobile home park gets storm shelter – Residents thrilled

Posted on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 1:37 pm

Residents of Bowling Green’s Town and Country Mobile Home Park are resting easy since Friday afternoon. The mobile home park, owned by Brad Sparks, made waves last week as the first neighborhood in the city to install a storm shelter for its tenants.

After a tornado touched down in Bowling Green in 2011, Sparks and park manager Diane Brekke had the sudden realization their residents have very few ways of escaping a storm.

“It’s just a safer feeling,” said Brekke.

The mobile home neighborhood’s manager explained she and another woman had gone to a couple of the larger businesses on the south end of town during storms, and that each the store’s officials had made customers evacuate their buildings.

“That was the main thing,” Sparks explained, “nowhere here in town can they go if there’s a storm.”

The safety and happiness of his tenants is a top priority for Sparks. Brekke said it’s his kind and caring nature that prompted the discussion of installing a storm shelter in the neighborhood.

The rest of the story is printed inside this week’s edition of the Bowling Green Times.

A representative from Missouri Storm Shelters of Nixa puts the final touches on Town and Country Mobile Home Park’s new shelter.

A representative from Missouri Storm Shelters of Nixa puts the final touches on Town and Country Mobile Home Park’s new shelter.

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