Deadliest US tornadoes since 1900

Associated Press
FILE - In this May 22, 2011, file photo a man carries a young girl who was rescued after being trapped with her mother in their home after a tornado hit Joplin, Mo. The tornado, that killed 158, is one of the 10 deadliest tornadoes in the United States since 1900. (AP Photo/Mike Gullett, File)
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A list of the 10 deadliest tornadoes in the United States since 1900:

— 695 deaths. March 18, 1925, in Missouri, Illinois and Indiana.

— 216 deaths. April 5, 1936, in Tupelo, Miss.

— 203 deaths. April 6, 1936, in Gainesville, Ga.

— 181 deaths. April 9, 1947, in Woodward, Okla.

— 158 deaths. May 22, 2011, in Joplin, Mo.

— 143 deaths. April 24, 1908, in Amite, La., and Purvis, Miss.

— 116 deaths. June 8, 1953, in Flint, Mich.

— 114 deaths. May 11, 1953 in Waco, Texas.

— 114 deaths. May 18, 1902 in Goliad, Texas.

— 103 deaths. March 23, 1913, in Omaha, Neb.

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Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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