2011 & 2012 have been some of the worst tornado years on record. We all remember the tornado that hit the city of Joplin, Mo., leaving an estimated 157 people dead. Tornadoes can occur in every state in the United States, on any day of the year, and at any hour. Tornado Alley is the most talked about area that has more tornadoes than other parts of the U.S. The area that has the most strong and violent tornadoes includes eastern South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, northern Texas, and eastern Colorado. We all need to take the appropriate steps to make sure our family will be safe and secure. This means having a plan and a place to go when needed, and practicing with your family so when that warning sounds everyone knows what to do to be safe and secure. It also means having some supplies with you so you will have water and food if needed until you can get help and resources are restored.
- Should Tornado Alley Be Moved? (dfw.cbslocal.com)
- July U.S. tornado count – lowest since 1951: ‘poisoned weather’ meme falsified by Nature (climatedepot.com)
- Tornado Survival (thesurvivalplaceblog.com)