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)

Photo: Residents look at what’s left of a residence in South Arlington, Texas, after a tornado razed the neighborhood.

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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)

Photo: A tornado lumbers toward a small town.

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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)

Photo: Only seats remain from the movie theater in Van Wert, Ohio, after a tornado blew through in November 2002.

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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)

Photo: Car wreckage and other debris show force of a tornado that blasted Stockton, Missouri, in May 2003.

Source: Courtesy of Scott Smith via National Weather Service

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)

Photo: Tornado swirls by a truck. There were 1,829 injuries from tornadoes in the U.S. in 2004.

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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)

Photo: American flag hangs over ruins of home in Waveland, Mississippi, after Hurricane Katrina, and tornadoes that it produced, savaged Mississippi.

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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)

Photo: Lightning strikes outside of Joliet, Illinois, from a tornadic supercell that produced a tornado that struck on June 22, 2015.

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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)

Photo: A tornado is seen in distance after it destroyed a neighborhood.

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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)

Photo: A home destroyed by a tornado on May 26, 2008, in Parkersburg, Iowa.

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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)

Photo: A tornado is spotted in southeastern Wyoming by members of the Vortex2 program, which was created by The National Science Foundation and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to track and study tornadoes.