Special Report

States With the Most Tornadoes

Source: Courtesy of OAR / ERL / National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL)

50. Alaska
> Total unique tornadoes (1950 – 2018): 4
> Total damage since 1996: Not available
> Total fatalities since 1950: Not available
> Most destructive tornado on record: $0, on Monday, June 14, 2004

Photo: A tornado is shown tearing through the landscape of northwest Alaska in May of 1999.

Source: buzzfarmers / Flickr

49. Rhode Island
> Total unique tornadoes (1950 – 2018): 14
> Total damage since 1996: $1.2 million
> Total fatalities since 1950: Not available
> Most destructive tornado on record: $1.0 million, on Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Photo: A thunder storm with lightning is observed over Rhode Island on June 1, 2012.

Source: Sue Salisbury Maui Hawaii / Wikimedia Commons

48. Hawaii
> Total unique tornadoes (1950 – 2018): 41
> Total damage since 1996: $60,000
> Total fatalities since 1950: Not available
> Most destructive tornado on record: $60,000, on Sunday, March 24, 2002

Photo: A storm descends on Upcountry Maui. Hawaii’s most destructive tornado occurred in 2002.

Source: pictus photography / Getty Images

47. Vermont
> Total unique tornadoes (1950 – 2018): 47
> Total damage since 1996: $1.3 million
> Total fatalities since 1950: Not available
> Most destructive tornado on record: $630,000, on Sunday, May 31, 1998

Photo: Storm clouds appear over sheep grazing in a field in Vermont.

Source: Mark Wilson / Getty Images

46. Delaware
> Total unique tornadoes (1950 – 2018): 63
> Total damage since 1996: $1.5 million
> Total fatalities since 1950: 2
> Most destructive tornado on record: $1.0 million, on Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Photo: Two men inspect a house that an uprooted tree fell on after a tornado spawned by Hurricane Irene touched down on Aug. 28, 2011, in Lewes, Delaware.

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