Special Report

States With the Most Tornadoes

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40. Utah
> Total unique tornadoes (1950 – August 2018): 130
> Total damage since 1996: $175.9 million
> Total fatalities since 1950: 1
> Most destructive tornado on record: $170 million, on Wednesday, August 11, 1999

Photo: A tornado blows into downtown Salt Lake City, Utah, on Aug. 11, 1999, touching off an explosion at a power substation.

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39. Maine
> Total unique tornadoes (1950 – August 2018): 134
> Total damage since 1996: $394,000
> Total fatalities since 1950: 1
> Most destructive tornado on record: $250,000, on Thursday, November 24, 2005

Photo: An aerial photo shows a swath of damage to trees from a tornado at Eagle Lake, Maine, on May 24, 2009.

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38. West Virginia
> Total unique tornadoes (1950 – August 2018): 149
> Total damage since 1996: $14.6 million
> Total fatalities since 1950: 3
> Most destructive tornado on record: $5 million, on Tuesday, June 2, 1998

Photo: Storm clouds loom over the autumn foliage of the Dolly Sods Wilderness area in the Allegheny Mountains of eastern West Virginia.

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37. New Jersey
> Total unique tornadoes (1950 – August 2018): 150
> Total damage since 1996: $12.9 million
> Total fatalities since 1950: 1
> Most destructive tornado on record: $4.2 million, on Friday, August 20, 1999

Photo: Lightning strikes New York City in photo taken from New Jersey side of Hudson River. The worst tornado to hit New Jersey caused $4.2 million in damage in August of 1999.

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36. Massachusetts
> Total unique tornadoes (1950 – August 2018): 167
> Total damage since 1996: $238.4 million
> Total fatalities since 1950: 109
> Most destructive tornado on record: $227.6 million, on Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Photo: An onlooker eyes damage to cars and a building in Springfield, Massachusetts, on June 2, 2011, after deadly tornadoes tore through Massachusetts.

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