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Old 04-09-2012, 08:35 AM
 
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It seems that when the Northern KY/ Southern IN gets hit they are pretty violent ( after doing some research ). How do you stay safe if there is one heading in your direction? I am moving there from the West Coast so I am curious. Thanks for you help in advance
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Old 04-09-2012, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Crescent Hill
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A lot more common than east or west coasts. Not nearly as common as places like Oklahoma, Missouri, Arkansas, and even places farther south like Tennessee or Alabama.

To stay safe, you go to a basement or a windowless interior room like a bathroom.

We had a very bad outbreak of tornadoes a month or so ago, but honestly that was by far the worst that Kentucky has had in thirty years or more. We've had other tornado alerts in the last five years I've been here, but none were serious.

I'd say your chances of being hurt by a tornado here would be similar to your chances of being injured in an earthquake in California.
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Old 04-09-2012, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Anchorage, KY
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I'd say your chances of being hurt by a tornado here would be similar to your chances of being injured in an earthquake in California.
The advantage is you normally get the warning for tornadoes, something you don't get for earthquakes!
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Old 04-09-2012, 05:50 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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Before March 2 of this year no one in the Louisville metro area had died from a tornado since 1974. Small tornado (EF1, EF0) happen every couple of years but generally they don't do much damage
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Old 04-10-2012, 05:19 AM
 
Location: Louisville KY Metro area
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A tornado is a scary event, so are hurricanes, volcanoes, brush fires, earthquakes, floods, and blizzards. I have lived nearly every day of my nearly 60 years in the Ohio Valley. I have discovered that no place on Earth is safe from storms. No matter where we live on this planet, deadly force from nature's storms can and does occur.

Now, that being said, in those same 60 years of my life, I can not say that I have ever seen a tornado such as Dorothy & Toto saw. I've lived through winds, seen clouds from a distance with damaging tornadoes under them such as the March 2012 tornado when I could see the S. Indiana cloud tracking just north of us.

Come to the Ohio Valley, buy yourself a couple of NOAA weather radios and get your smart phone alert apps. You'll live well and happy.
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