May 30, 2013 | Vol. 117 -- No. 6

Twisters are a rarity in the Pacific Northwest

Geography plays a big part in why we don’t have the devastating tornadoes found in Midwest

Those who live in the Northwest, especially the inland portion, will often tell you how they feel fortunate not to have to deal with many of the phenomenon’s Mother Nature deals out in the form of hurricanes, ice storms and of course tornadoes.

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The latter of course recently has come to the forefront following the deadly events in Moore, Okla. where an F5 twister cut a miles-long swath through the Oklahoma City suburb, killing 24, injuring 300 with damage claims that could hit $5 billion according to some estimates.

While rare, the Northwest is not immune.

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