Dealist Tornado Outbreaks

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The Deadliest Tornado Outbreaks in the United States


May 31, 1985 -- 90 killed in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Ontario.

April 3-4, 1974 -- More than 300 killed in "super outbreak" of 148 tornadoes in 11 Midwest states.

Feb. 21, 1971 -- 110 killed in Mississippi Delta region.

April 11, 1965 -- 271 killed in Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin.

May 25, 1955 -- 115 killed in Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas.

June 9, 1953 -- 90 killed in Worcester, Mass., area.

June 8, 1953 -- 142 killed in Michigan and Ohio.

May 11, 1953 -- 114 killed in Waco, Texas, area.

March 21, 1952 -- 208 killed in Arkansas, Missouri and Texas.

April 9, 1947 -- 169 killed in Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas.

June 23, 1944 -- 150 killed in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Maryland.

April 6, 1936 -- 203 killed at Gainesville, Ga.

April 5, 1936 -- 216 killed at Tupelo, Miss.

March 21, 1932 -- 268 killed in Alabama.

March 18, 1925 -- 689 killed in Missouri, Illinois and Indiana. May 18, 1902 -- 114 killed at Goliad, Texas.

May 27, 1896 -- 300 killed in Missouri and Illinois.

Feb. 19, 1884 -- more than 800 killed in Mississippi, Alabama, North and South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky and Indiana.

May 6, 1840 -- 317 killed in Natchez, Miss.

Sources: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (National Weather Service), The Tornado Project, World Almanac, Associated Press reports.


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