Ten Most Devastating Tornadoes
These are the top ten most devastating tornadoes to date. If you look at the dates, most occurred in the late 1800's/early 1900's. This is because of the lack of warning systems to protect the citizens of the US. Today, there may be severe property damage, but the death toll is not as heavy, due to advanced forecasting and well organized evacuations.
|Rank #||Dead||Injured||Scale #||Location||Date||Time|
|1||695||2027||F5||Murphysboro MO/Gorham IL/De Soto IN||March 18, 1925||1:01 PM|
|2||317||109||Unknown||Nachez MS||May 7, 1840||1:45 PM|
|3||255||1000||F4||St. Louis IL||May 27, 1896||6:30 PM|
|4||216||700||F5||Tuepelo MS||April 5, 1936||8:55 PM|
|5||203||1600||F4||Gainesville GA||April 6, 1936||8:27 AM|
|6||181||970||F5||Glazier TX/Higgins OK/Woodward KS||April 9, 1947||6:05 PM|
|7||143||770||F4||Amite LA/Pine LA/Purvis MS||April 24, 1908||11:45 AM|
|8||117||200||F5||New Richmond WI||June 12, 1899||5:40 PM|
|9||115||844||F5||Flint MI||June 8, 1953||8:30 PM|
|10||114||597||F5||Waco TX||May 11, 1953||4:10 PM|
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