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Did you know that Oklahoma is struck by an average of 62 tornadoes every year?

 Did you know that Oklahoma is struck by an average of 62 tornadoes every year?


Most commonly referred to as the “Sooner State” but also as the “Land of the Red Man” and “Native America,” Oklahoma was the 46th state to join the United States of America on November 16, 1907.

It has a population of 3,956,971 people (as of 2019), making it the 28th most populous state. Oklahoma is bordered by the states of Kansas, Colorado, Arkansas, Texas, New Mexico, and Missouri.

With a total of 69.899 square miles (181,037 square kilometers) of land and water, it is the 20th largest state.

The capital of Oklahoma is Oklahoma City, which is pretty much square in the middle of the state.

That’s enough fast facts about the Sooner State for now; we’re here to learn some of the more unique facts!

Moore, in the heart of “ Tornado Alley,” where twisters frequently hit, will be operating this year under new building codes, arguably some of the most stringent in the nation, to protect people and structures from deadly winds.

In all new construction starting this month, garage doors must be insulated and storm resistant, roofs must have sheathing

to keep them in place, and structures must be better anchored and secured around their edges.

“Garage doors are the first to come off during a tornado. Once the garage door comes off, the roof comes off,” Mayor Glenn Lewis said in an interview last week.

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