I'm moving there from Alexandria, LA and I've done some online research. All sings keep pointing to a horrible tornado outbreak in 1997. (Of course, they don't mention those sunny days in which no tornadoes form.) So, any long time residents may be able to answer my question. what should I expect? How often does it get really bad? What contingencies are in place for severe weather? Should I search for a home with a basement/saferoom for avoiding tornado damage? Should I run through wheat fields in my pajamas and slippers whenever a Tornado watch is issued?
Someone fill me in please?