The 25 Deadliest Tornadoes in U.S. History

The 25 Deadliest Tornadoes in U.S. History

May 21, 2013 Updated May 21, 2013 at 10:31 AM EST

Monday's massive tornado that left a path of destruction near Oklahoma City resulted in at least 24 deaths, according to state officials, making it one of the deadliest storms in recent history.

The National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center has a list of the 25 deadliest tornadoes in U.S. history post on its website.

        Date                                Location                                              Deaths

1. March 18, 1925     Tri-State (Missouri, Illinois, Indiana)     695 deaths

2. May 6 1840             Natchez, Miss.                                          317 deaths

3. May 27 1896           St. Louis, Mo.                                            255 deaths

4. April 5, 1936           Tupelo, Miss.                                            216 deaths

5. April 6, 1936           Gainesville, Ga.                                        203 deaths

6. April 9, 1947           Woodward, Okla.                                     181 deaths

7. May 22, 2011          Joplin, Mo.                                                 158 deaths

8. April 24, 1908        Amite, La., and Purvis, Miss.                  143 deaths

9. June 12, 1899       New Richmond, Wis.                               117 deaths

10. June 8, 1953       Flint, Mich.                                                   116 deaths

11. May 11, 1953        Waco, Texas                                               114 deaths

11(t). May 18, 1902    Goliad, Texas                                             114 deaths

13. March 23, 1913   Omaha, Neb.                                              103 deaths

14. May 26, 1917       Mattoon, Ill.                                                  101 deaths

15. June 23, 1944    Shinnston, W.Va.                                         100 deaths

16. April 18, 1880      Marshfield, Miss.                                        99 deaths                              

17. June 1, 1903       Gainesville, Ga.                                          98 deaths

17(t). May 9, 1927     Poplar Bluff, Miss.                                       98 deaths

19. May 10, 1905      Snyder, Okla.                                                97 deaths

20. June 3, 1860       Comanche, Iowa/Albany, Ill.                     92 deaths

21. April 24, 1908     Natchez, Miss.                                             91 deaths

22. June 9, 1953       Worcester, Mass.                                       90 deaths

23. April 20, 1920     Starkville, Miss. to Waco, Ala.                   88 deaths

24. June 28, 1924     Lorain/Sandusky, Ohio                             85 deaths

25. May 25, 1955       Udall, Kan.                                                  80 deaths

   
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     




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