United States Tornado Deaths Since 1950

On Wednesday, nearly 300 people were killed in storms and ensuing tornadoes across the southern US . This was the nation’s dealiest tornado outbreak in almost four decades with deaths across six states (Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas, Georgia, Virginia, and Louisiana). To provide some context, the New York Times mapped annual deaths by tornado in the United States since 1950.

To see the map, click here.

Source: New York Times; Reuters

Sachiye Day, VERTICES intern. sachiye@vertices.com

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