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Old 01-25-2018, 11:13 PM   #1
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Are tornadoes frequent in Katy TX?

I may move to Katy TX, and I am afraid of tornadoes. I don't even like thunderstorms. I would be working in Houston, and parking my Casita somewhere to the West of Houston. I called an RV place, and was assured they don't have tornadoes around Houston. So I googled it, and they do have some. I was curious how often.

If severe weather was rare, but real, I could hang out where I would be working in Houston. Or I could join a 24-hour gym to hide in. Or just stay in an apartment instead of my Casita.

New Jersey doesn't have tornadoes. Which made it weird when my Casita took a direct hit, last year. I figure if I got hit by a tornado in New Jersey, I would be a sitting duck in Texas.
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Old 01-26-2018, 02:02 AM   #2
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Bottom line Bill, "things" can happen anywhere at some point in time no matter what the stats may say. I think the saying is "you place your bet and take your chances". I've got friends that live in Katy, I'd say Texas is a good bet .
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Old 01-26-2018, 06:41 AM   #3
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Florida has tornadoes, in the top five states for them. I have lived here for 33 years and never even seen one. Have the occasional tornado watch (conditions are conducive) but never even a warning (one has been spotted). Having lived half my life in New England, I am more “afraid” of ice storms (havoc on the roads) and snow storms (hours of shoveling). Before moving south, I was petrified of venemous snakes. I just knew there would be one coiled up behind every tree. Turns out 99% of the fears I have ever had were irrational, except for my fear of the IRS at tax time!
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Old 01-26-2018, 07:33 AM   #4
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Then move to Western WA. No thunderstorms, no tornadoes. But it rains continually for about 8 months a year. There is a reason everything is so beautiful and green!

"Most of what I have worried about never happened". Worry less, live more.

In this new world of 24 hour news, you would think tornadoes strike daily, children are shot and killed in school every day, random car jacking, drive by shootings, all rampant and daily events. Best to just stay inside......
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Old 01-26-2018, 08:14 AM   #5
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The only place I know of where weather is never a factor is 6 feet under and from what I've read that's not 100% either.
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Old 01-26-2018, 08:33 AM   #6
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The Houston area does not have many tornados. Mike
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Old 01-26-2018, 10:32 AM   #7
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Correct. Tornados are not frequent in southeast Texas. However, there is the occasional Hurricane, and associated flooding, as any Houston resident can attest. Living in Katy, your evacuation route would probably be west toward San Antonio in such an event. All of I-10 in that area is marked as a hurricane evacuation route, and in the event of a mass evacuation, they make both sides of I-10 go westbound to handle more traffic.
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Old 01-26-2018, 10:32 AM   #8
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We lived in Katy for 20 years, and I don’t remember any tornados UNLESS one was associated with a tropical storm, and I do remember a couple of those. Luckily, there is always advance notice for those storms.

More terrifying for me were the rainstorms that dumped so much water in such little time that you could see the wall of water on the road ahead of you one second and then couldn’t see anything the next. Then traffic had to stop—or you hoped the folks behind you stopped! Scary stuff!
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Old 01-26-2018, 11:18 AM   #9
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I have a cousin who lives in Katy and I just asked him. His reply was "we've had a few of them but not too often."
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Old 01-26-2018, 11:55 AM   #10
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I don't know about tornados but I heard it can flood in Houston.
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Old 01-26-2018, 12:05 PM   #11
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Chance of house being hit by tornado, 1 in 150,000.

1 percent chance of being struck in a 50-year period

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“World According to Garp.” If your Casita has already had a tornado hit it, what are the chances for it to happen again!
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