10 Deadliest Tornadoes in United States History.

As a weather enigma, Tornadoes are no exception. These violent storms tear through the United States but rarely do they result in massive amounts of casualties. For instance, in 2015 the total Tornado death rate was only 36 lives for the entire year. However, there have been circumstances, far and few in between, when the atmosphere has yielded ferocious tornadoes that have caused detrimental damage and catastrophic death within the United States. Below you will find the top 10 deadliest tornadoes in U.S. history.

1925 Tri-State Tornado

1) 1925 Tri-State Tornado
Killing around 695 people and leaving 2,027 injured, the Tri-State Tornado had no mercy. On March 18, 1925 this F5 storm traveled over three hundred miles through Indiana, Illinois, and Missouri with wind speeds of more than 260 mph.

2) 1840 Natchez Tornado
On May 6, 1840 more than 317 innocent people were killed and over 109 were injured by the Natchez Tornado. (According to FEMA slaves were not tallied into the official death toll.) The treacherous storm traveled through Louisiana and Mississippi following along the Mississippi River.

3) 1896 St. Louis Tornado
With wind speeds around 207 to 260 mph, the citizens of Illinois and Missouri did not stand a chance against the St.Louis Tornado. On the May 27, 1896, the fateful storm left 255 dead and over 1,000 injured.

1936 Tupelo Tornado

4) 1936 Tupelo Tornado
Injuring more than 700 and taking over 216 innocent lives, the Tupelo Tornado was a travesty. The storm traveled through northeastern Mississippi City on April 5, 1936.

1936 Gainesville Tornado

5) 1936 Gainesville Tornado
On April 6, 1936 history was made when two storms converged together in Gainesville, Georgia creating the Gainesville Tornado. The massive storm duo tore down four blocks and over 750 houses, killing 203 citizens and leaving 1,600 injured.

1947 Woodward Tornado

6) 1947 Woodward Tornado
The Woodward Tornado caused extreme mayhem throughout Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas claiming a grand total of 181 lives. The April 9th storm left 970 injured and was recorded as over a mile wide.

2011 Joplin, Missouri Tornado

7) 2011 Joplin, Missouri Tornado
On May 22, 2011 a tornado with wind speeds of over 200mph hit Joplin, Missouri. Traveling over twenty two miles, the storm was responsible for 158 deaths and more than 1,000 injuries.

1908 Purvis Tornado

8) 1908 Purvis Tornado
The Purvis Tornado otherwise known as the Amite or Pine Tornado claimed the lives of 143 people and left 770 injured. The April 24th tornado took Purvis, Mississippi by storm leaving only seven houses standing and causing major damage to Amite, Louisiana as well.

9) 1899 New Richmond Tornado
On June 12, 1899, the New Richmond Tornado struck New Richmond, Wisconsin. The tornado took the lives of 117 people while injuring 200 more.

1953 Flint Tornado

10) 1953 Flint Tornado
As Michiganís deadliest tornado ever recorded, The Flint Tornado landed in the state on June 8th, 1953. The twister was responsible for killing over 115 people as well as leaving over 845 injured.