Beware of Tornado Alley
More specifically: Oklahoma, Kansas, South Dakota, Nebraska
What is Tornado Alley?
Tornado Alley in the center of US where the majority of tornadoes not just in the country, but in the WORLD occur. This phenomena is caused here due to the cold dry air from the North mixing with the warm dry and moist air from the South over flatland.
Where is it?
Central US, between the Appalachian and Rocky Mountain Ranges
Why is it dangerous to live here?
On average, the US sees over 1000 tornadoes a year. Out of this number, areas of the country sometimes only see tornadoes once every 5 years, if ever. While certain areas in Tornado Alley experience, on average, 2 a year! This causes mass destruction.
How to Protect Yourself
While there is NO guaranteed way to protect yourself from tornadoes there are ways to keep yourself safe. Stay away from windows, go into the basement if possible, and if you can afford it build a tornado shelter!