a geographic corridor that receives more than the average number of tornadoes, as in the Midwest; also called storm lane
Tornado Alley often refers to a zone in the Great Plains region of the central United States, often a north–south oriented region centered on north Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska, where tornadoes are most frequent.
Maybe this first and most forcefully got my attention in tornado alley but it continues.
I lived in tornado alley for 30 years and I was lucky because my house was always on the outskirts.
As a child of tornado alley myself, I endorse the sentiment in this American Prospect piece by Monica Potts.