Do Scores of Tornadoes Slamming Midwest Redefine "Tornado Alley"?
Death and disaster struck a handful of Midwest states over weekend.
While the Great Plains states of Kansas, Nebraska, and the Dakotas, as well as parts of Texas, are collectively known as Tornado Alley for their frequent storms, the weekend was a reminder that Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin are also tornado-prone.
"It turns out that the [phrase Tornado Alley] isn't correct," says the Weather Channel's website. The site said that Florida actually gets more tornadoes per square mile than any other U.S. state.
Other states that also get as many or more tornadoes per square mile than the classic Tornado Alley states include Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, and Louisiana.
"If we looked at states that get more than a handful of tornadoes just about every year, then the entire area