Wake County Hazard Mitigation Plan - January 2020


tornadoes (earning the designation of “tornado alley”), Florida experiences the greatest number of tornadoes per square mile of all U.S. states (SPC, 2002). The below figure shows tornado activity in the United States based on the number of recorded tornadoes per 1,000 square miles. Figure 4.19 – Tornado Activity in the U.S.

Source: American Society of Civil Engineers

Location Figure 4.20 reflects the tracks of past tornados that passed through Wake County from 1950 through 2017 according to data from the NOAA/National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center.

Wake County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan 2019


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