The 25 deadliest tornadoes in US history

Here is a look at the 25 deadliest single tornadoes in U.S. history. The list comes courtesy of the Storm Prediction Center at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

DATE - LOCATION(S) - DEATHS

1. 18 Mar 1925 - Tri-State (MO/IL/IN) – 695
2. 06 May 1840 - Natchez MS – 317
3. 27 May 1896 - St. Louis MO – 255
4. 05 Apr 1936 - Tupelo MS – 216
5. 06 Apr 1936 - Gainesville GA – 203
6. 09 Apr 1947 - Woodward OK – 181
7. 22 May 2011 - Joplin MO – 158
8. 24 Apr 1908 - Amite LA, Purvis MS – 143
9. 12 Jun 1899 - New Richmond WI – 117
10. 8 Jun 1953 - Flint MI – 116
11. 11 May 1953 - Waco TX – 114
11t. 18 May 1902 - Goliad TX – 114
13. 23 Mar 1913 - Omaha NE – 103
14. 26 May 1917 - Mattoon IL – 101
15. 23 Jun 1944 - Shinnston WV – 100
16. 18 Apr 1880 - Marshfield MO – 99
17. 01 Jun 1903 - Gainesville GA – 98
17t. 09 May 1927 - Poplar Bluff MO – 98
19. 10 May 1905 - Snyder OK – 97
20. 3 Jun 1860 - Comanche IA, Albany IL – 92
21. 24 Apr 1908 - Natchez MS – 91
22. 09 Jun 1953 - Worcester MA – 90
23. 20 Apr 1920 - Starkville MS to Waco AL – 88
24. 28 Jun 1924 - Lorain/Sandusky OH – 85
25. 25 May 1955 - Udall KS - 80

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