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Tulsa, Oklahoma City one of the 8 most dangerous places to live on the planet
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Tulsa, Oklahoma City one of the 8 most dangerous places to live on the planet

Tulsa, Oklahoma City one of the 8 most dangerous places to live on the planet
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Damage near 4th and Telephone in Moore, Oklahoma May 21, 2013

Tulsa, Oklahoma City one of the 8 most dangerous places to live on the planet

Popular Mechanics is calling the Interstate 44 corridor that runs between Oklahoma City and Tulsa one of the 8 most dangerous places to live on the planet.

Oklahoma is the only U.S. location on the list.

The magazine notes that each spring, as the cool, dry air from the Rocky Mountains glides across the lower plains, and the warm, wet air of the Gulf Coast comes north to meet it, the residents of Tornado Alley settle in for twister season.

Since 1890, more than 120 tornadoes have struck Oklahoma City and the surrounding area.

On May 3, 1999, Moore was hit hard by an outbreak of 70 tornadoes stretching across Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas. 1700 homes were destroyed and another 6500 were damaged.

Tulsa lies along the banks of the Arkansas River and is built atop an extensive series of creeks. Based on that, Popular Mechanics says Tulsa is particularly vulnerable to the rain in addition to tornadoes.

Read the complete list here.

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