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Old 09-20-2019, 03:06 PM
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Old 09-20-2019, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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Old 09-22-2019, 04:39 AM
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Old 09-26-2019, 09:38 AM
 
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Dear all

I would love to move to OKC to settle down for long term. I am not sure what would be the safest place to live in OKC that has low risk for tornados?

My best advice is don't live in a trailer park. Tornadoes have been known to eat them!
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Old 09-27-2019, 07:42 AM
 
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Ya know...I can't think of too many spots in the contiguous US, that ISN'T prone to some kind of natural disaster.


Oklahoma, Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas, Texas...all of those states are prone to tornados. The whole east and gulf coast can be effected by hurricanes, and Louisiana seems particularly prone to flooding. The west coast seems prone to wild fires.


I've lived in Missouri most of my life. I've NEVER seen a tornado with my own eyes. Not to say they haven't happened, because they have, but they're not SOOO prevalent. And I'm a typical Missourian...I'll stand out in the street to try and see a tornado. lol
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Old 09-27-2019, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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Ya know...I can't think of too many spots in the contiguous US, that ISN'T prone to some kind of natural disaster.


Oklahoma, Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas, Texas...all of those states are prone to tornados. The whole east and gulf coast can be effected by hurricanes, and Louisiana seems particularly prone to flooding. The west coast seems prone to wild fires.


I've lived in Missouri most of my life. I've NEVER seen a tornado with my own eyes. Not to say they haven't happened, because they have, but they're not SOOO prevalent. And I'm a typical Missourian...I'll stand out in the street to try and see a tornado. lol
Well, we know that you aren't a resident of Joplin then.
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Old 09-28-2019, 10:22 AM
 
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Tornadoes are a fact of life in OKC. Statistically they seem to happen more often in Moore and SW OKC but that's more or less just coincidence. From a scientific perspective it's entirely random. If tornadoes and/or severe weather anxiety is going to be a big issue for you, I'd advise against moving to Oklahoma. On the other hand, this built-in risk is one of the big reasons why cost of living in OKC is as low as it is.
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If you do move to Oklahoma, just have a shelter and plan in place and you'll more than likely be fine. Tornado season can get pretty intense in April and in May, but most of the year is relatively quiet.
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Old 09-28-2019, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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If you do move to Oklahoma, just have a shelter and plan in place and you'll more than likely be fine. Tornado season can get pretty intense in April and in May, but most of the year is relatively quiet.
June, too. No time then to let your guard down. A tornado hit Stillwater one June evening on Friday the 13th, 1975. With climate change, let's hope they're aren't more tornadoes than usual in June.
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Old 10-03-2019, 05:57 PM
 
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I recall tornados kill 100 people a year or something on that range. Id wager the odds of death in a traffic accident is higher risk than a few years living in oklaho.a without taking shelter.

But by all means take a shelter when one is near.wont be all that often if you avoid Moore and a few others.
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Old 10-21-2019, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Howard County, Maryland
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This will probably not set your mind at ease, but it's always good to know what you're getting into:

https://www.weather.gov/oun/tornadodata-okc

That said, tornadoes are not exclusive to Oklahoma. I witnessed one forming into a funnel in Florida, and in Maryland a tornado struck an area that I had passed through less than a half-hour beforehand.
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