Tornado season is on the way. In the United States, tornados tend to move northward; they may be spotted from late winter to mid-summer, according to the specific area. Northern states see the most powerful tornados touch down in June and July, while tornado season in Gulf coast states tends to be strongest in the spring. Tornado Alley, a strip of land across Oklahoma, Texas, Nebraska, Kansas, southern Minnesota and South Dakota, typically sees the most severe storms in late spring.
Whenever tornados most frequently appear in your area, it’s important to be prepared. This article reviews recent tornado statistics, and offers predictions on how this year will stack up. It also examines the advantages of including a high power LED flashlight in your tornado emergency kit. Finally, you’ll find a list of other helpful survival items to include in your kit, other than an LED flashlight.