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Windstorms and Coastal Inundation

Windstorms and Coastal Inundation

Tornado, Joplin, Missouri, 2011

The May 22, 2011, Joplin tornado, rated EF–5 on the Enhanced Fujita tornado intensity scale, caused 161 fatalities and more than 1,000 injuries, making it the deadliest single tornado on record in the U.S. since official records were begun in 1950. The damage to the built environment made this the costliest tornado on record as well, with losses approaching $3 billion. The Joplin tornado damaged 553 business structures and nearly 7,500 residential structures; over 3,000 of those residences were heavily damaged or completely destroyed. >> More

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Tornado, La Plata, Maryland, 2002

Hurricanes Georges (Caribbean, September 21) and Mitch (Central America, October 26), 1998

Tornadoes, Oklahoma, May 1999

Tornado, Spencer, South Dakota, May 30, 1998

Tornado, Jarrell, Texas, May 27, 1997

Hurricane Fran, North Carolina, September 5-6, 1996

Hurricane Marilyn, U.S. Virgin Islands, September 15-16, 1995

Hurricane Andrew, South Florida and Louisiana, August 23–26, 1992

Wind Damage in Washington, D.C. Area, 1975

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Hurricane Camille, MIississippi-Louisiana Gulf Coast, August 17, 1969
Created March 23, 2011, Updated April 5, 2022