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Old 09-24-2006, 02:37 PM
 
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What city is going to have the least amount of tornados? I don't want to be this guy or his neighbors!
http://www.ky3.com/news/3903486.html?autovid=Y (broken link)
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Old 09-24-2006, 10:37 PM
 
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Default Tornados

In reference to how many tornado we have in these here hills, I was
doing some research on a Weather Service website and found out that
from 1950 to 2005, Greene County (Springfield) had 27 "significant" tornados
and Christian County (Ozark...where I live) had 20. The definition of "significant" is based
on intensity, loss of life, and property damage.

Based on this definition, I am going to assume that does not include the
numerous weak tornados that dont do much property damage, happen in
remote areas, or that remain aloft and never actually touchdown.
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Old 11-24-2009, 06:48 PM
 
Location: rural Missouri
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Default tornadoes in Mo.

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What city is going to have the least amount of tornados? I don't want to be this guy or his neighbors!
http://www.ky3.com/news/3903486.html?autovid=Y (broken link)
I believe they have equal amounts of tornadoes all over Missouri. I live in northeast Mo., and we 'do' have them. I lived in the St. Louis area and we had them there. I also lived in Shelby Co. and we most certainly had them there. When we built our first house in the St. Louis area we put in a full basement, and I had to run to it several times when I heard the sirens.
Where I live now in northeast Mo. they do have tornadoes here too. A few years ago a lady was killed close to where we now live.
Last year asI was sitting in the living room an extremely strong wind almost blew my front door open, then it skipped over my house and hit the neighbor's house tearing up trees and damaging the roof.
We also have a basement in this house. So when I hear the tornado sirens go off I head for my basement. I also have a scanner and can tell exactly where the storm is located. The worst thing to do is to live in a manufactured/double wide home. They really get hit hard, and sometimes the residents are killed.
Arundel
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Old 11-24-2009, 07:14 PM
 
Location: NW. MO.
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I believe statistics show the ozarks have less tornado's. I'll try to find a site for you thaty shows statistics.
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Old 11-24-2009, 07:16 PM
 
Location: NW. MO.
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Here, this is my favorite site for tornado info. It has stats also.
The Tornado Project Online!
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Old 12-01-2009, 08:04 PM
 
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East Prairie, our last Two Tornadoes were in 2005, and they were little bitty F0s
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Old 12-11-2009, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Missouri
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According to my very unscientific view Jefferson City never seems to be hit by rough weather let alone tornadoes. The weather seems to part to the north and the south of the city.
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Old 12-16-2009, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Branson Area
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This is a funny question! There are towns, villages that have never had a tornado....something may have hit "close by". If you look at the age of homes in the cities there are lots of older homes that have never be "hit" by a tornado. I live in SW Missouri and there are LOTS of houses without basements or tornado shelters. You have a better chance of your house burning down statistically than a tornado hitting the house. That's why you pay for fire insurance but not anything special for "tornado" insurance". Sure, there is always a chance of having a tornado...just like there is always a chance in CA that an earthquake will do damage, a volcano will erupt in the Pacific Northwest, a hurricane will destroy your house in the South eastern coast, or a forest fire will get you if your home is in the woods. City Data used to have a statistic at the bottom of their city information about tornado risk...it is never 100%....
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Old 12-16-2009, 07:19 PM
 
Location: rural Missouri
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Historical tornado in St. Louis
Have any of you ever seen the old St. Louis pictures of the 'violent' tornado that hit them a long time ago? I couldn't believe how that tornado just demolished fine brick homes, most of them two or even three stories high. I supposed the brick homes were strong enough to with stand the storm, but they weren't. I saw those photos in an old St. Louis book.
I live in the very northeast corner of Missouri, and I have been told a lady was killed by a tornado about three blocks from where I now live, just before I moved here.
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