The Top Ten Tornado Statistics Page

Who's on First? Which state has the "worst" tornadoes? It is all a matter of statistics! You know how statistics can be used to support the claims of a politician, car manufacturer or pharmaceutical company. The statistics below show that many different states can claim the dubious distinction of having the "worst" tornadoes. As Mark Twain once said, "There are lies, damn lies, and statistics!"


RankTotal numbers of tornadoesDeaths per 10,000 sq milesNumber of killer tornadoesTotal tornado path length per 10,000 sq milesKiller tornadoes as a % of all tornadoesAnnual tornadoes per 10,000 sq. miles
1TexasMassachusettsTexasMississippiTennesseeFlorida
2OklahomaMississippiOklahomaAlabamaKentuckyOklahoma
3FloridaIndianaArkansasOklahomaArkansasIndiana
4KansasAlabamaAlabamaIowaOhioIowa
5NebraskaOhioMississippiIllinoisAlabamaKansas
6IowaMichiganIllinoisLouisianaMississippiDelaware
7MissouriArkansasMissouriKansasNorth CarolinaLouisiana
8IllinoisIllinoisIndianaIndianaMichiganMississippi
9South DakotaOklahomaLouisianaNebraskaNew YorkNebraska
10LouisianaKentuckyTennesseeWisconsinMassachusettsTexas


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