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The deadliest tornadoes

Deadliest natural disasters

Every year, some parts of the world are hit by natural disasters. Some of the catastrophes are so violent that they result in significant material and property damages with a large number of casualties. When such fatalities hit a country, it is difficult to remain at peace. Weather extremes might be due to typhoons, tornadoes, earthquakes, drought and floods.

To make peace possible, politicians, humanitarians and celebrities join their efforts in bringing disaster relief to the victims. In this article, we will take a look at the deadliest tornadoes in the world.

Here are the deadliest tornadoes

Tri-State Tornado

Tri-State Tornado was the most devastating disaster that was recorded in history. It hit Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana on March 18, 1925. According to the Fujita Scale, it was ranked as an F5. Never before had there any tornado which lasted as long or measured as high as the Tri-State Tornado. In fact, it reached 352 km(219 miles) long; and its duration was about 3½ hours. It devastated the regions at a speed of 117 km/h (73 mph). The death toll from the deadly tornado was 695.


On April 26, 1989, the most harmful tornado ever recorded in its history devastated Bangladesh. It was the Daulatpur-Saturia tornado. The natural disaster caused around 1,300 fatalities. The tornado caused severe damages in the infrastructure of the country.

Amite Tornado

On April 24, 1908, Amite Tornado put 143 people to death. It went along the Mississippi River from Louisiana and Purvis. The stormy winds traveled fast, at a speed of 155 miles per hour. It was obviously a devastating tornado, ravaging 150 homes.

Tupelo Tornado

On April 5, 1936, a harsh EF5 tornado hit the region of Tupelo, Mississippi. It then rapidly traveled to the residential areas of north Tupelo. It caused many material damages, 216 deaths (families) and 700 injuries.

Flint-Beecher Tornado

On June 8, 1953, Flint-Beecher Tornado severely hit Michigan, USA. The storm traveled from the Midwest U.S. and headed northeast. It was ranked on as an EF5. The death toll from the natural disaster reached 116 in 3 days. In addition, 844 were injured.

Gainesville Tornado

On April 6, 1936, an EF4 tornado devastated the town of Gainesville, Georgia, USA. It was a fatal windstorm. The deadly tornado caused many injuries. The whirlwind was so strong that it leads to 203 casualties.

Natchez Tornado

On May 6, 1840, a giant whirlwind struck Natchez, Mississippi at midday. Its intensity gained much more force from the Mississippi River and then headed northeast. The tornado hit a passing riverboat. As a result, the boat capsized, leading to the death of all the crew members, the passengers and the trafficked slaves. The death toll was reported at 317.

To bring humanitarian support for disaster-stricken families, humanitarian celebrities, humanitarian organizations and associations often start by collecting funds and donations for the victims. If you are longing for carrying our philanthropic acts, you can join similar organizations. The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF) for example, give grants and humanitarian aid for victims of natural disaster in many places in the world.