Life Impact from 1950 - 2009
Tornadoes by their very description are one of the most beautiful, yet one of the most destructive natural force. While property can be impacted, the greatest impact is always the loss of life. From 1950 - 2009, at least 5,019 people killed in tornadoes and over 84,000 injured. To see the toll that tornadoes have had on human life, select a region and a state. You can see the breakdown of injuries and fatalities by state. Use our timelines to see the impact through the years.
Spotlight on the Past
From Florida to California, tornadoes strike and leave devastation in their paths. Sixty years of tornado data reveal which states have paid the highest and ultimate price.