Does population have anything to do with tornadoes and the damage they leave behind? Or, are storms getting stronger?
Take a look around Butler County. It's no secret the area is growing and developing. But, just how fast is it happening?
"Butler County's been growing since the 60s, honestly, consecutively. Really in the last 10 years or so, we've seen about a 15 percent increase, up to about 368,000 residents, a little bit more. They're expecting that to grow even into the next few years," said Matt Haverkos, Operations Manager for the Butler County Emergency Management Agency.
This kind of growth might be because of a movement out of city areas. So, are these more populated areas linked to damage left behind from a tornado like we saw in Moore, OK?