- The Southeast, known as Dixie Alley, is home to some of the most violent storms in the U.S.
- CNN went with scientists from around the world as they studied tornadoes in Dixie Alley in a project called VORTEX-SE
- Here are answers to questions about tornadoes in the Southeast
(CNN)Tornado Alley isn't the only area prone to violent tornado outbreaks. The Southeast, known as Dixie Alley, is home to some of the most violent storms in the country. In fact, a study conducted by Mississippi State University found that more residents are hit by tornadoes in Dixie Alley than in Tornado Alley, which spans the Midwest and the South.