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Tornado Alley

Advocates Raising $1 Billion For School Storm Shelters In Okla.

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 08.13.2013 | Impact

Grieving Oklahoma parents don’t want anyone to ever lose a child again because they didn’t have a safe room to go to at school during a tornado. ...

Putting the Disaster in Natural Disasters: Why Many Choose to Live in Harm's Way

David Ropeik | Posted 09.17.2013 | Green
David Ropeik

As extreme weather events seem to be increasing around the world, changes consistent with the kinds of things climate change is predicted to cause, ma...

An Oklahoma Perspective on Tornado Alley

James Cooper | Posted 07.23.2013 | Impact
James Cooper

With every weatherman on local TV screaming, "Don't get in your car," how could I possibly save my mother when I live 15 minutes away in OKC? The short, gut-wrenching decision was simple: I couldn't. Dear god, I couldn't.

Katy Hall

LOOK: The Deadliest States For Tornadoes | Katy Hall | Posted 05.21.2013 | Green

Recent extreme weather events seem to reach into unlikely corners of the U.S., but the massive tornado that devastated Moore, Okla., on Monday tore ri...

4 Things You Need To Know About Tornado Season

Posted 04.12.2013 | Green

By Andrea Thompson, OurAmazingPlanet Managing Editor: The start of spring brings blooming flowers, balmier temperatures and something else not so p...

Tornado Threatening? Seek Shelter Immediately -- and Don't Use Your Head

Dorian de Wind | Posted 06.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Dorian de Wind

Living in the southern edge of "Tornado Alley," I take these "weather phenomena" seriously and anytime a tornado watch is declared for our area, we keep a close eye on the Weather Channel -- and on those dark, threatening clouds.

Nuke Plant In 'Tornado Alley' Not Fully Twister-Proof

AP | By DINA CAPPIELLO and MATTHEW DALY | Posted 07.27.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The closest nuclear power plant to tornado-ravaged Joplin, Mo., was singled out weeks before the storm for being vulnerable to twisters....