Maybe I should ask, “Do you live in the United States?” because the U.S. has the most tornadoes in the world.
You thought so, didn’t you!
From 1950, when we began to keep official records, here are the 10 states that have the most tornadoes per square mile, in order of greatest to least.
- South Carolina
Surprised? Me too. However the states that have the most notorious tornadoes are not all up there and some of the above states have lots of teensy tornadoes that don’t do much. Your highest chances of experiencing the most damaging tornado are in the following five states:
Alabama, Texas, Iowa, Kansas, or Oklahoma
They’re all tied for first.
Okay, I publish this annually in one form or another, in hopes of allaying some of your anxiety about this life and death topic. This year, it’s just a list of links, but if you search “tornado” in the search window above (click on the magnifying glass for a nice surprise) you will find a few more curiosities on the subject.
Pay attention and live: