With the recent intense windstorms and tornado touchdowns around Pendleton in the past couple of weeks, we were incredibly proud we are of our Pendleton community for stepping up and helping our close knit neighborhoods clear branches and debris from downtown streets and neighborhoods. Our neighbors helped out those that needed help, and people across the state were impressed with how quickly Pendleton recovered from our storms.

At RoseLake Estates, we weren’t surprised. That’s just what neighbors do to help neighbors. Pendleton is like that.

We also thought it would be comforting to know just how safe the manufactured homes are at RoseLake Estates. According to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, manufactured home construction is strictly controlled by federal HUD laws, which requires all new manufactured homes to have smoke detectors, escape windows, and limited combustible materials around furnaces, water heaters and kitchen ranges.

When a newly constructed manufactured home is completed, homes are inspected by a professionally certified third-party inspector. It’s a very efficient and careful process.

This is particularly important to know in the Midwest, where intense wind and rainstorms can come up quickly. With that in mind, all new manufactured homes have been engineered for wind safety and energy safety, based on our geographic region.

Even though tornado touchdowns are a pretty rare occurrence, RoseLake Estate management has a tornado siren on the property. We advise residents to take all precautions recommended by the county, Indiana Weather Bureau and NOAA (National Weather Service) in the case of a tornado warning, including evacuating when necessary.