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Old 09-18-2019, 03:46 PM
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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?
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Old 09-18-2019, 04:48 PM
 
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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?
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.

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 09-18-2019, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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In June, too. Not a good time to let your guard down.
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Old 09-19-2019, 07:34 AM
 
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OK has tornadoes, wild fires, earthquakes, blizzards, flash floods and blistering summer days.

OP seems to have concerns from ticks to what is in city water.
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Old 09-19-2019, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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OK has tornadoes, wild fires, earthquakes, blizzards, flash floods and blistering summer days.

OP seems to have concerns from ticks to what is in city water.
You can never be too careful.
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Old 09-19-2019, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma City
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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?
I have lived near downtown OKC for 4 years and have only had to nearly take shelter once, that was earlier this year.
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Old 09-19-2019, 09:13 PM
 
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Make sure you have a basement.
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Old 09-19-2019, 11:40 PM
 
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I have lived in a house with a reinforced closet for tornadoes for the past 15 years, and I have yet to be so scared that a tornado was about to come that I went in there for shelter. It's good that it's there for peace of mind when I may really need it.
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Old 09-20-2019, 03:04 PM
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I like the cost of living plus the feel of small town in OKC. And it is possible to tornado proof a home.
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Old 09-20-2019, 03:05 PM
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Yes, I plan on having a safe room a.d enjoy my life in OKC!
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