When you think of tornadoes you think of Kansas and the Great Plains states. You may be wrong these days. The Weather Channel has come out with their list of worst cities for tornadoes and the list is dominated by cities in the Deep South.
I grew up on Long Island in New York and now live in Wilmington, North Carolina, but I spent 20 years in Atlanta so I have an interesting perspective on storms. Growing up with hurricanes that can be just as deadly as tornadoes I found was no where near as nerve wracking as living in a tornado alley.
Hurricanes are like a great white shark. Odds are you had fair warning to put yourself in harms way, so you understand the risks you are taking. But a tornado is like a barracuda. You typically don’t even see them and the attacks are random. Even with the new radar images tornadoes can pop up quickly and destroy your home before you even know it is there.
To be honest, tornadoes scare the heck out of me while hurricanes I just respect.
So for the people who live in these cities, good luck. Be safe. And have a good weather radio.
Top 10 Worst Cities For Tornadoes in the United States
- Huntsville, Alabama
- Jackson, Mississippi
- Birmingham, Alabama
- Tuscaloosa, Alabama
- Little Rock, Arkansas
- Tulsa, Oklahoma
- Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
- Atlanta, Georgia
- Wichita, Kansas
- Canon City, Colorado