The Top 5 Deadliest Tornadoes in United States History


  Location Date Number of Deaths Tornado Intensity
1
The Tri-State Tornado: Missouri, Illinois and Indiana. March 18th,1925 695 persons F5
2
The Great Natchez Tornado: Natchez, Mississippi. May 7th, 1840 317+ persons Estimated F5
3
The St. Louis, Missouri Tornado: St. Louis, Mo. May 27th, 1896 255+ persons F5
4
The Tupelo Tornado: Tupelo, Mississippi. April 5-6th, 1936 233+ persons F4
5
The Gainesville Tornado; Gainesville, Georgia. April 5th, 1936 203 persons F4
Sources:  Various
List Notes: The death toll of pre-1955 Tornadoes may have been higher because at that time storm-related deaths of black persons were likely not included.
  
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