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Located in the central regions of the United States, Tornado Alley is an area with higher than average tornado activity. According to the National Climatic Data Center, Tornado Alley includes the states of Kansas, Oklaho... More »

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The central states that make up Tornado Alley are typically named to be Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska and South Dakota, but also may include Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Ohio and Indiana. Tornado Alley is a term created... More »

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The most tornado-prone area in the United States is called "Tornado Alley," which is generally understood to include Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska. Tornado Alley stretches up through the Midwest to Ontario. Southe... More »

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The largest concentration of tornadoes occur in Tornado Alley, which encompasses most of the Great Plains of the central United States. One quarter of the most significant tornadoes in the United States occur in Tornado ... More »

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Strong winds, hail and flying debris make being inside a tornado dangerous, but those who survive the experience claim it to be surprisingly calm and quiet. Near-constant lightning reportedly gives the interior of tornad... More »

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According to the Washington Post, the widest tornado ever recorded was the El Reno tornado that touched down west of Oklahoma City on May 31, 2013. The twister reached a maximum width of 2.6 miles. More »

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