We get a fair amount of tornadoes here in Central Florida, they just aren't very strong. One of the disadvantages of living in this state is that the low elevation makes it nearly impossible to have any kind of underground structure.
I don't but did while living in NC we got some occasionally. They are one of my biggest fears. Turned out a year after I moved or less a tornado wiped out a neighborhood less than 2 blocks from my old house and killed 3 people. Lucky I missed that.
The area I live in is supposedly, "at risk." We've yet to see a tornado here in the almost eight years we've lived here. The closest we've gotten was a funnel cloud that formed over our house, but it quickly dissipated.
Tornadoes are rare here (NJ). We do have a basement, and that's where we'd shelter in the unlikely event of a tornado.
I used to live in the Midwest, but the house I lived in there did NOT have a basement or other shelter. Our plan was to shelter in the bathtub, which was right in the middle of the house. Fortunately, we never had to do that.
No, and I would never move to a state that was. Tornadoes are one of my biggest fears. Been in one while on vacation, panicked and was sure it was going to end bad...NEVER want to experience that again. I think those storm chasers are NUTS!
Twisters are not unknown in the chicago area, but I grew up about two hundred miles south of where I am now. In my hometown back in "75 a tornado came through and did quite a bit of damage with two deaths.
I am continually disappointed that more new construction in tornado prone areas is not of the substantially tornado resistant materials.
(Poured in place concrete walls using insulated concrete forms ICF are resistant to high winds as well as debris projectile impact)
Iowa is definitely prone to tornadoes and unfortunately the house we're renting right now does not have a basement/shelter space. Nor do our neighbors houses. There are places we could go if we had enough lead time, but unfortunately most tornadoes don't give you that. So right now it's hope for the best if something happens, unfortunately When we buy a house a basement is definitely a priority for me.
I've never been through a full blown tornado strike but I've seen a couple of funnel clouds and definitely had to take shelter during tornado sirens both at work and home before.
We're not very prone to tornados. But I think our basement counts as a "shelter"
I am in Oklahoma city about 15 miles away from the Moore tornado site have family there and luckily they are okay they have a shelter but we don't we are renting a home but we are taking steps to getting our own home through habitat of humanity soon and we are gonna have one as soon as we can it is scary here but I love Oklahoma a lot