Deadliest Tornado Outbreak

In light of Wednesday’s deadly tornado outbreak that claimed at least 290 lives. Here is a list of deadliest tornado outbreaks in America.

Ed’s note: Updated on May 28, 2011 and has jumped to 5th deadliest tornado outbreak in American history.

1.) Tri-State Tornado Outbreak 747 Killed March 18, 1925
2.) Tupelo–Gainesville Tornado Outbreak 436 Killed April 5-6, 1936
3.) 2011 Super Outbreak 341 Killed April 27, 2011
4.) 1932 Deep South Tornado Outbreak 330 Killed March 21-22, 1932
5.) 1908 Dixie Tornado Outbreak 324 Killed April 23-25, 1908
6.) Great Natchez Tornado 317 Killed May 7, 1940
7.) 1974 Super Outbreak 315 Killed April 3-4, 1974
8.) 1896 St. Louis – East St. Louis Tornado 305 Killed May 27, 1896
9.) Palm Sunday Outbreak 256 Killed April 11, 1965
10.) Flint/Worcestar Tornado Outbreal 236 Killed June 8-9, 1953

I notice a lot of the deadliest tornadoes occur in the South, particularly Alabama. The reasons are tornadoes happen at night, so they cannot be seen and the terrain is more mountainous, so it is harder to see them.

Source
Alabama Weather-Ten Deadliest U.S. Tornado Outbreaks

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