tornado belt

tornado belt

[tȯr′nād·ō ‚belt]
(meteorology)
The district of the United States in which tornadoes are most frequent; it encompasses the great lowland areas of the central and upper Mississippi, the Ohio, and lower Missouri River valleys.
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Some of this activity could be especially severe, and perhaps even lead to widespread tornado activity in the Tornado Belt early in June and again during mid-July.
And though it's a common sight in the Tornado Belt of America, Ivy-May was stunned to see the twister - over Scone, Perthshire.
The first major demonstration of the complete system will take place in 1992 and 1993 in mid-America's tornado belt, an area which includes Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Colorado, Missouri, and North Texas.
While respondents from states in the tornado belt balked at subsidizing coastal states, those in high-risk areas would welcome a federal backstop.
But whether a building is situated in Florida or in the heart of the tornado belt, its owner and manager should be concerned about wind.
Hellman said there has been an increased emphasis on the development of "safe rooms and community shelters" in the tornado belt of the United States.
The fingers need to point at the culprits--shoddy construction contractors who can slap a house together in two days, call it a mini-McMansion, and sell it for $900,000, and a mobile home industry that builds death traps for poorer folks in tornado belts, sans any sort of safety considerations.