Tornado Alley’s Most Devastating Years

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2000
> Tornado-related injuries in 5 alley states: 108 (20th fewest)
> State with most injuries: Texas (93 injuries)
> State with most fatalities: Texas (4 deaths)
> Number of US-wide tornadoes in 2000: 1,077 (328 in alley states)

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2001
> Tornado-related injuries in 5 alley states: 105 (17th fewest)
> State with most injuries: Texas (49 injuries)
> State with most fatalities: Kansas (1 death)
> Number of US-wide tornadoes in 2001: 1,222 (392 in alley states)

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2002
> Tornado-related injuries in 5 alley states: 74 (12th fewest)
> State with most injuries: Texas (72 injuries)
> State with most fatalities: Texas (3 deaths)
> Number of US-wide tornadoes in 2002: 943 (326 in alley states)

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2003
> Tornado-related injuries in 5 alley states: 437 (15th most)
> State with most injuries: Kansas (178 injuries)
> State with most fatalities: Kansas (19 deaths)
> Number of US-wide tornadoes in 2003: 1,394 (488 in alley states)

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2004
> Tornado-related injuries in 5 alley states: 63 (10th fewest)
> State with most injuries: Nebraska (42 injuries)
> State with most fatalities: Texas (2 deaths)
> Number of US-wide tornadoes in 2004: 1,829 (510 in alley states)

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2005
> Tornado-related injuries in 5 alley states: 2 (The fewest)
> State with most injuries: Texas (2 injuries)
> State with most fatalities: Not available
> Number of US-wide tornadoes in 2005: 1,264 (327 in alley states)

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2006
> Tornado-related injuries in 5 alley states: 114 (23rd fewest)
> State with most injuries: Texas (54 injuries)
> State with most fatalities: Texas (4 deaths)
> Number of US-wide tornadoes in 2006: 1,121 (283 in alley states)

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2007
> Tornado-related injuries in 5 alley states: 144 (31st fewest)
> State with most injuries: Kansas (82 injuries)
> State with most fatalities: Kansas (14 deaths)
> Number of US-wide tornadoes in 2007: 1,105 (477 in alley states)

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2008
> Tornado-related injuries in 5 alley states: 589 (9th most)
> State with most injuries: Oklahoma (509 injuries)
> State with most fatalities: Oklahoma (27 deaths)
> Number of US-wide tornadoes in 2008: 1,712 (470 in alley states)

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2009
> Tornado-related injuries in 5 alley states: 48 (7th fewest)
> State with most injuries: Texas (19 injuries)
> State with most fatalities: Oklahoma (8 deaths)
> Number of US-wide tornadoes in 2009: 1,167 (339 in alley states)