"An Oklahoma Suburb, Tornado-Ready"
MAY 14, 2015
That would increase the cost of an average Oklahoma home by $2,000. Not a bad deal, you might say, considering that an average of 64 tornadoes strike Oklahoma every year, behind only the considerably larger state of Texas, with 149, and Kansas, with 93, according to the federal government’s Storm Prediction Center. But research I did with Daniel Sutter, an economics professor at Troy University in Alabama, suggests this belief may be wrong.