Special Report

States With the Most Tornadoes

Source: Courtesy of NOAA

35. Idaho
> Total unique tornadoes (1950 – 2018): 213
> Total damage since 1996: $4.4 million
> Total fatalities since 1950: Not available
> Most destructive tornado on record: $2.2 million, on Monday, February 14, 2000

Photo: A tilting tornado is spotted across the Idaho landscape.

Source: Courtesy of NOAA

34. Arizona
> Total unique tornadoes (1950 – 2018): 251
> Total damage since 1996: $2.5 million
> Total fatalities since 1950: 3
> Most destructive tornado on record: $1.0 million, on Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Photo: Ominous clouds gather near Tucson, Arizona, in June of 2014.

Source: imatty35 / Flickr

33. Maryland
> Total unique tornadoes (1950 – 2018): 369
> Total damage since 1996: $260.9 million
> Total fatalities since 1950: 10
> Most destructive tornado on record: $124.0 million, on Sunday, April 28, 2002

Photo: A line of thunderstorms passes through Maryland on Sept. 8, 2012, that would later create tornadoes in the mid-Atlantic and Northeast.

Source: warrenlong / Flickr

32. Montana
> Total unique tornadoes (1950 – 2018): 425
> Total damage since 1996: $40.8 million
> Total fatalities since 1950: 5
> Most destructive tornado on record: $32.5 million, on Friday, July 02, 2010

Photo: People photograph flattened trees from tornado in McCone County in Montana, where there was tornadic activity in 2010.

Source: David McNew / Getty Images

31. California
> Total unique tornadoes (1950 – 2018): 437
> Total damage since 1996: $35.3 million
> Total fatalities since 1950: Not available
> Most destructive tornado on record: $18.0 million, on Thursday, August 06, 2015

Photo: A tornado stoked by wildfires moves across a ridge at sunset on May 13, 2002, near Rancho Santa Margarita, California.

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