Special Report

States With the Most Tornadoes

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30. New York
> Total unique tornadoes (1950 – August 2018): 444
> Total damage since 1996: $214.5 million
> Total fatalities since 1950: 30
> Most destructive tornado on record: $70.6 million, on Sunday, May 31, 1998

Photo: A woman walks by downed branches on a street in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn, New York, following a tornado that killed one person on Sept. 17, 2010.

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29. New Mexico
> Total unique tornadoes (1950 – August 2018): 592
> Total damage since 1996: $26 million
> Total fatalities since 1950: 4
> Most destructive tornado on record: $19 million, on Friday, March 23, 2007

Photo: Rain shafts appear as a supercell thunderstorm develops on May 9, 2017, near Clovis in eastern New Mexico.

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28. Wyoming
> Total unique tornadoes (1950 – August 2018): 674
> Total damage since 1996: $7.4 million
> Total fatalities since 1950: 4
> Most destructive tornado on record: $5 million, on Friday, August 12, 2005

Photo: A tornado is seen near La Grande, Wyoming, on June 5, 2009, and moved east through Wyoming.

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27. Virginia
> Total unique tornadoes (1950 – August 2018): 724
> Total damage since 1996: $253.3 million
> Total fatalities since 1950: 37
> Most destructive tornado on record: $53.8 million, on Friday, September 17, 2004

Photo: A tree lays on a house in Waverly, Virginia, after a tornado barreled through the eastern Virginia town in February of 2016.

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26. Pennsylvania
> Total unique tornadoes (1950 – August 2018): 809
> Total damage since 1996: $174.7 million
> Total fatalities since 1950: 83
> Most destructive tornado on record: $45.7 million, on Monday, July 21, 2003

Photo: Storm and conical clouds appear over Wings Field Airport in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, on July 14, 2014.

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