10 Deadliest U.S. Tornadoes

10 Deadliest U.S. Tornadoes

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A tornado devastated Moore, Okla., May 20, 2013.

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by Associated Press

KREM.com

Posted on May 20, 2013 at 4:07 PM

Updated Friday, Aug 23 at 1:10 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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