U.S. Reported Tornadoes and Average Number of Deaths per Year

1961-1990

State Average Number of Tornadoes per Year Average Number of Deaths per Year Average Number of Tornadoes Per 10,000 Sq Mi
Alabama 23 6 4.53
Alaska 0 0 0
Arizona 4 0 0.35
Arkansas 21 5 3.95
California 4 0 0.26
Colorado 24 0 2.32
Connecticut 1 0.13 2.05
Delaware 1 0 5.18
Florida 52 2 9.59
Georgia 21 1 3.61
Hawaii 1 0 1.56
Idaho 2 0 0.24
Illinois 27 5 4.86
Indiana 23 7 6.41
Iowa 35 0 6.25
Kansas 36 2 4.65
Kentucky 10 3 2.52
Louisiana 27 2 6.07
Maine 2 0 2.22
Maryland 3 0.07 3.05
Massachusetts 3 0 3.83
Michigan 18 3 3.16
Minnesota 19 2 2.39
Mississippi 26 10 5.51
Missouri 27 2 3.92
Montana 5 0 0.34
Nebraska 36 0.7 4.70
Nevada 1 0 0.09
New Hampshire 2 0 2.22
New Jersey 3 0 4.02
New Mexico 9 0 0.74
New York 5 0 1.06
North Carolina 14 2 2.87
North Dakota 20 0 2.39
Ohio 16 5 3.90
Oklahoma 47 3 6.85
Oregon 1 0 0.10
Pennsylvania 10 2 2.23
Rhode Island 0.23 0 2.22
South Carolina 10 1 3.31
South Dakota 28 0 3.69
Tennessee 12 3 2.91
Texas 137 8 5.23
Utah 2 0 0.24
Vermont 1 0 1.08
Virginia 6 0 1.51
Washington 1 0 0.15
West Virginia 10 1 3.31
Wisconsin 21 1 3.86
Wyoming 11 0 1.13

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