Stormy Weather

Tornadoes

What have been the deadliest tornadoes on record in the United States?

Deadliest U.S. Tornadoes

Location Date Deaths
Tri-State (IL, IN, MO) March 18, 1925 695
Natchez, MS May 6, 1840 317
St. Louis, MO May 27, 1896 255
Tupelo, MS April 5, 1936 216
Gainesville, GA April 6, 1936 203
Woodward, OK April 9, 1947 181
Amite, LA/Purvis, MS April 24, 1908 143
New Richmond, WI June 12, 1899 117
Flint, MI June 8, 1953 115
Waco, TX May 11, 1953 114
Goliad, TX May 18, 1902 114
Omaha, NE March 23, 1913 103
Mattoon, IL May 26, 1917 101
Shinnston, WV June 23, 1944 100
Marshfield, MO April 18, 1880 99
Gainesville & Holland, GA June 1, 1903 98
Poplar Bluff, MO May 9, 1927 98
Snyder, OK May 10, 1905 97
Worcester, MA June 9, 1953 94
Natchez, MS April 24, 1908 91
Starkville, MS, & Waco, AL April 20, 1920 88
Lorain & Sandusky, OH June 28, 1924 85
Udall, KS May 25, 1955 80
St. Louis, MO September 29, 1927 79
Louisville, KY May 27, 1890 76


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