Deadliest US tornadoes since 1900


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(AP) - A list of the 10 deadliest tornadoes in the United States since 1900:

_ 695 deaths. March 18, 1925, in Missouri, Illinois and Indiana.

_ 216 deaths. April 5, 1936, in Tupelo, Miss.

_ 203 deaths. April 6, 1936, in Gainesville, Ga.

_ 181 deaths. April 9, 1947, in Woodward, Okla.

_ 158 deaths. May 22, 2011, in Joplin, Mo.

_ 143 deaths. April 24, 1908, in Amite, La., and Purvis, Miss.

_ 116 deaths. June 8, 1953, in Flint, Mich.

_ 114 deaths. May 11, 1953 in Waco, Texas.

_ 114 deaths. May 18, 1902 in Goliad, Texas.

_ 103 deaths. March 23, 1913, in Omaha, Neb.

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Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


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