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This year is now the deadliest year for tornadoes since 1950.
That's based on an assessment of figures from the National Weather Service. City officials in Joplin, Mo., raised the death toll on Saturday from last week's massive twister to 139. That puts the total for the year at 520.
The Joplin tornado was an EF5 storm packing 200 mph winds. More than 900 people were injured.
Originally posted by redrose123
reply to post by Erongaricuaro
I have not seen an actual comprehensive study in regards to all the information they spew around. Deadliest season since blah blah. In those days they didn't have any type of warning system you knew there was a tornado when yopu saw it or got blown away. I would like to see how many F5 any given day in comparison to= I would like to see facts on the amount of homes and cars destroyed compared to = I can remember around 1974 when there were over 70 tornados on one night in Kentucky area. However most of them were arbout F1 or F2. I have been watching tornados and living in tornado alleys for 60 years and I have never seen anything like what we are experiencing. SO before anyone tells me oh its always been this way I would like to see some actually data. I know I have never seen anything come close to this.