Special Report

States With the Most Tornadoes

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5. Nebraska
> Total unique tornadoes (1950 – August 2018): 2,882
> Total damage since 1996: $369.8 million
> Total fatalities since 1950: 60
> Most destructive tornado on record: $160.2 million, on Saturday, May 22, 2004

Photo: Photo of damage from the tornado that struck Hallam, Nebraska, on May 22, 2004. The F4 -level twister was the most destructive in state history.

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4. Florida
> Total unique tornadoes (1950 – August 2018): 3,359
> Total damage since 1996: $977.6 million
> Total fatalities since 1950: 165
> Most destructive tornado on record: $205 million, on Monday, February 2, 1998

Photo: A tornado turns into a waterspout east of downtown Miami in 1997.

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3. Oklahoma
> Total unique tornadoes (1950 – August 2018): 3,848
> Total damage since 1996: $4.15 billion
> Total fatalities since 1950: 474
> Most destructive tornado on record: $2 billion, on Monday, May 20, 2013

Photo: One of several tornadoes is observed in central Oklahoma on May 3, 1999.

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2. Kansas
> Total unique tornadoes (1950 – August 2018): 4,254
> Total damage since 1996: $1.43 billion
> Total fatalities since 1950: 297
> Most destructive tornado on record: $500 million, on Saturday, April 14, 2012

Photo: A tornado south of Dodge City, Kansas, was seen moving north on May 24, 2016, as part of a system of 30 tornadoes active in five states.

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1. Texas
> Total unique tornadoes (1950 – August 2018): 8,782
> Total damage since 1996: $2.38 billion
> Total fatalities since 1950: 639
> Most destructive tornado on record: $400 million, on Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Photo: A tornado is observed in June of 1995 south of Dimmitt, Texas.

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