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Is Moore, Oklahoma The Tornado Alley of Tornado Alleys?

It happened again.  On Wednesday, March 25, 2015, a tornado packing winds of 100 mph tore through the two just south of Oklahoma City.  Miraculously, no one was killed, but a handful of people had been treated for injuries.  


The path was similar to the one from two years ago.  On May 20, 2013, a mile-wide tornado made a 14-mile-long path. On this day, two dozen people died, including seven children from one elementary.  Moore has been hit by 23 tornadoes since the late 1800s, according to the National Weather Service. The deadliest was on May 3, 1999. That one killed 36 and injured 583.

No one really knows why Moore is hit so often.  Some say it's because of climate change or maybe even random clustering.  But one thing is a sure bet.  The area is susceptible, and the people living here can't taking safety for granted.  

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