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The Tornado Alley is an area where tornadoes are most frequent.

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A report says, The Carolina Alley is the fourth deadliest region in the U.S. for tornado activity and this has sparked several reactions.

Tornado Alley runs from northern Texas to Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, and South Dakota, however, the formal limits are not well defined.

Tornado Alley includes states including Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Arkansas, North Dakota, Montana, and Ohio.

The effect of tornadoes is usually very bad, Extremely strong winds rip destroy houses and businesses.

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Winds can also rip the bark off trees, destroy bridges, flip trains, send cars and trucks flying, and suck all the water out of a riverbed.

People are sometimes killed or injured by high winds that roll them along the ground or drop them from dangerous heights.

In 2014, Moore, Oklahoma, increased its building requirements. This is after a strong tornado struck the area, killing dozens and causing billions of dollars in damage.

Moore passed a stronger residential building code, perhaps making it the first municipality in the country to do so. The guidelines aim to improve the structural strength of new buildings and make them more tornado-resistant.

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The 1999 storm had the highest wind speed ever recorded when it hit the nearby town of Bridge Creek. In all, 36 people died. According to NY Times.

Another extremely severe tornado killed 24 people in Moore in 2013, including seven students at Plaza Towers Elementary School, one of two schools struck in the town.

The construction of storm cellars and the installation of tornado sirens are two other frequent preventive measures.

Tornado knowledge, readiness, and media coverage are all at an all-time high.

Florida12.3
Kansas11.7
Maryland9.9
Illinois9.7
Mississippi9.2
Iowa9.1
Oklahoma9
South Carolina9
Alabama8.6
Louisiana8.5
Arkansas7.5
Nebraska7.4
Missouri6.5
North Carolina6.4
Tennessee6.2
Indiana6.1
Texas5.9
1991 and 2010 highest average number of tornadoes per 10,000 square miles (25,899.9 km2) per year (Source: National Climatic Data Center )

Carolina Alley

The Carolina Alley which runs from the Florence area of northeastern South Carolina to northeastern North Carolina is the fourth-most-active tornado zone in the country, According to Warning Coordination Meteorologist Steven Pfaff with the National Weather Service office in Wilmington.

That’s not to say that residents of Asheville and the surrounding areas can relax.

Pfaff believes that fewer tornadoes are recorded in the mountains not because they don’t happen there, but because mountains are more inaccessible, which means fewer individuals are available to see and report storms or their aftermath.

While tornadoes can strike at any time of year, North Carolina has three peak tornado seasons, according to Pfaff. Tornadoes induced by spring cold fronts peak in April to early June; hurricane-related tornadoes peak in September; and severe cold fronts peak in November as the state transitions into winter.

After the United States, Canada has the second-highest number of tornadoes in the world. The southern portions of Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario have the greatest average number of tornadoes per equal amount of land.

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