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Old 12-04-2013, 11:33 PM
 
Location: Tupelo, Mississippi
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I believe that St. Louis is one of most tornado-prone cities when it comes to tornadoes that hit the city proper. However, the frequency is lower compared to more tornado-prone cities such as Oklahoma City and Indianapolis.

It's common sense. Buy a well-constructed house with basement, especially these older brick houses. Know your preparedness and you will be fine.

I find the map of St. Louis Tornado Paths very interesting. It seems that Arnold is always out of the way.
What about Columbia, IL? Does the IL side have more tornadoes? I am considering a move there if I choose St. Louis Metro Area.
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Old 12-05-2013, 03:05 PM
 
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Thanks for all the good advices. I really feel more comfortable and less afraid now!
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Old 12-05-2013, 03:47 PM
 
Location: St. Louis City
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Originally Posted by MS Born and Bred View Post
I believe that St. Louis is one of most tornado-prone cities when it comes to tornadoes that hit the city proper. However, the frequency is lower compared to more tornado-prone cities such as Oklahoma City and Indianapolis.

It's common sense. Buy a well-constructed house with basement, especially these older brick houses. Know your preparedness and you will be fine.

I find the map of St. Louis Tornado Paths very interesting. It seems that Arnold is always out of the way.
What about Columbia, IL? Does the IL side have more tornadoes? I am considering a move there if I choose St. Louis Metro Area.
Do you have statistical facts to share that show St. Louis proper has more occurances than other cities in the Midwest? I see a graphic representation in this string that shows 3 occurances from 1950 - 2011 (period of 61 years). How does this compare to Oklahoma City, Dallas, Tulsa, Wichita, Kansas City, Springfield MO, Little Rock, Topeka, Springfield IL or other cities in the midwest?
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Old 12-05-2013, 04:39 PM
 
Location: St Louis, MO
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Actually there is 5 of them that hit St Louis proper in my map, which is a pretty high rate considering the size of the city.
The bigger issue with City of St Louis is it has taken multiple large tornado hits with extremely high damage, including 3 of the 10 most costly in US history (and 2 of the 5 most costly), as well as the single most costly thunderstorm in US history (the infamous "baseball hail" supercell of 2001). Only Natchez, MS, has a worse record for damage inflicted.
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Old 12-09-2013, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Tupelo, Mississippi
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That reminds me. Is North County done with recovery from damages inflicted by the tornado near Lambert Int'l Airport? I haven't gone that way in a long time.
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Old 12-09-2013, 06:56 PM
 
Location: St Louis, MO
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I have a co-worker on the long term recovery committee. I'll ask him about the status of that tomorrow.
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