Special Report

States With the Most Tornadoes

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20. North Carolina
> Total unique tornadoes (1950 – 2018): 1,345
> Total damage since 1996: $760.0 million
> Total fatalities since 1950: 128
> Most destructive tornado on record: $172.1 million, on Saturday, April 16, 2011

Photo: Jenn Zezza (L) steps over debris from the remains of a Raleigh, North Carolina, home destroyed by a tornado on April 16, 2011. Tornadoes killed 43 people in North Carolina.

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19. Wisconsin
> Total unique tornadoes (1950 – 2018): 1,403
> Total damage since 1996: $388.1 million
> Total fatalities since 1950: 102
> Most destructive tornado on record: $39.5 million, on Thursday, July 18, 1996

Photo: An F4-strength tornado sweeps over Oakfield, Wisconsin, on July 18, 1996.

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18. Indiana
> Total unique tornadoes (1950 – 2018): 1,532
> Total damage since 1996: $578.3 million
> Total fatalities since 1950: 310
> Most destructive tornado on record: $103.0 million, on Friday, September 20, 2002

Photo: Madeline Evans walks past the ruins of a school bus in Henryville, Ind., on March 3, 2012, after the town was slammed by a tornado.

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17. North Dakota
> Total unique tornadoes (1950 – 2018): 1,578
> Total damage since 1996: $114.5 million
> Total fatalities since 1950: 38
> Most destructive tornado on record: $50.0 million, on Sunday, August 26, 2007

Photo: Tornadoes struck the northern North Dakota town of Rolla in July of 2008.

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16. Georgia
> Total unique tornadoes (1950 – 2018): 1,703
> Total damage since 1996: $1.47 billion
> Total fatalities since 1950: 236
> Most destructive tornado on record: $310.30 million, on Sunday, January 22, 2017

Photo: Michael Wesley talks on cellphone as he recovers belongings from his car damaged from a tornado in March of 2008 in downtown Atlanta, Georgia.

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