Researchers: Tornado Alley Should Be Expanded


According to a report, tornadoes are striking in more parts of the U.S. more often.

The traditional boundaries of Tornado Alley center in the plains states of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska and South Dakota. But only one state in the traditional Tornado Alley--Kansas--was among the top five states for the most tornadoes from 1980-2009.

Researchers now believe Tornado Alley should be expanded to include most of the Midwest and Deep South.

Tornadoes and storms that generate them account for 57 percent of insured catastrophic losses in the U.S. each year.

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  • by Dummy on Apr 11, 2012 at 03:27 PM
    What is a "tornado alley"?
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      by Levi on Apr 11, 2012 at 03:48 PM in reply to Dummy
      Tornado alley is a location that most people use to discribe were alot of tornados occure and make it difficult to find shelter at times.
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      by BiggerDummy on Apr 11, 2012 at 04:08 PM in reply to Dummy
      It's a place where tornadoes gather and play catch with all the debris they picked up.
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