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).

The list does not include the Moore, Okla., tornado of May 20, 2013.

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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