Deadliest Tornadoes in U.S. History Since 1900

Worst was in 1925, with 695 deaths

Wednesday, May 22, 2013  |  Updated 10:46 AM EDT
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A list of the 10 deadliest tornadoes in the United States since 1900:
— 695 deaths. March 18, 1925, in Missouri, Illinois and Indiana.
— 216 deaths. April 5, 1936, in Tupelo, Miss.
— 203 deaths. April 6, 1936, in Gainesville, Ga.
— 181 deaths. April 9, 1947, in Woodward, Okla.
— 158 deaths. May 22, 2011, in Joplin, Mo.
— 143 deaths. April 24, 1908, in Amite, La., and Purvis, Miss.
— 116 deaths. June 8, 1953, in Flint, Mich.
— 114 deaths. May 11, 1953 in Waco, Texas.
— 114 deaths. May 18, 1902 in Goliad, Texas.
— 103 deaths. March 23, 1913, in Omaha, Neb.

Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
 

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