10 Deadliest U.S. Tornadoes

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by Associated Press

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Posted on May 20, 2013 at 6:14 PM

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.

 

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