The past two springs have featured some devastating tornadoes. And these incidents have left people reconsidering the Great Plains area that’s infamously known as “Tornado Alley.” A recent story in USA Today suggests that Tornado Alley has expanded.

From USA Today: “A report finds that the traditional boundaries of Tornado Alley - which has centered on the Plains states of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska and South Dakota- should be expanded to include much of the Midwest and Deep South, because the frequency and severity of tornadoes in those areas is much more widespread than commonly believed.

The report was released in late March by CoreLogic, a private research and consulting company based in Santa Ana, Calif., that provides information and services to businesses and government.

In fact, according to the report, only one state in the traditional Tornado Alley - Kansas - was among the top five states for the most tornadoes from 1980 to 2009. The others were Florida, Iowa, Louisiana and Mississippi.

The report was triggered by last year's ferocious tornado season.”

See the complete story in USA Today by clicking here.