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Must-Know Tornado Statistics [Recent Analysis]

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"On average, 1,200 tornadoes occur in the United States each year."

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"Tornadoes have been reported in all 50 US states."

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"The United States experiences the most tornadoes of any country, with Canada coming in second."

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"About 80% of all tornadoes are classified as EF0 and EF1 (T0-T3) on the Enhanced Fujita Scale."

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"Alabama, Kansas, and Mississippi are the US states with the highest tornado fatalities per year."

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"Around 25% of the world’s tornadoes occur outside of the United States."

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"The deadliest tornado in world history occurred in Bangladesh in 1989, killing an estimated 1,300 people."

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"The 2011 Joplin, Missouri tornado was the costliest tornado in US history, with damages totaling around $2.8 billion."

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"The United States saw a record number of tornadoes in 2004, with 1,817 confirmed tornadoes."

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"Approximately 20 people are killed in tornadoes each year in the United States."

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"10% of all tornadoes are classified as “violent” (EF4 or EF5)."

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"The average tornado warning lead time in the United States is about 13 minutes."

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"The Tri-State Tornado of 1925 was the deadliest tornado in US history, killing 695 people."

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"The average tornado has a damage path of approximately 1 mile long and 50 yards wide."

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"The average forward speed of a tornado is about 30 miles per hour."

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"The 2020 tornado season was one of the most active on record, with 1,242 tornadoes reported in the United States."

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"The highest frequency of tornadoes in Europe occurs in the United Kingdom, with an average of 30 to 50 tornadoes per year."

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"In Australia, an average of 15 to 30 tornadoes occur each year, primarily in the southeastern regions."

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