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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Most of these disasters occurred in Alabama and other areas of the "Tornado Belt" while the tornados this past May that landed in Missouri and a few other states cost $5.9 billion versus the estimates previously released from AIR Worldwide, which stated the insured losses from Hurricane Irene would range from $3.5 billion to $7.1 billion in the United States and the Caribbean.
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.
"Reshaping The Tornado Belt: The June 16, 1887, Grand Forks/East Grand Forks Tornado" tells the story of this historic Tornado which wrecked two major towns who thought they were safe from this particular flavor of nature's wrath.
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.
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.
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.