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On March 18, 1925, a series of tornadoes that hit Missouri, Illinois and Indiana killed 695 people.
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The rubble of a Tupelo, Miss., school is seen after a tornado hit the town on April 5, 1936, killing 216 people.
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On April 6, 1936, a massive tornado swept through Gainesville, Ga., killing 203 people.
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The remains of homes are seen after a tornado touched down in Woodward, Okla., on April 9, 1947, killing 181 people.
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A man carries a young girl who was rescued after a tornado hit Joplin, Mo., on May 22, 2011, killing 158 people.
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On April 24, 1908, a tornado hit Amite, La., and Purvis, Miss., killing 143 people.
Mississippi Department of Archives and History
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A massive tornado tore through Flint, Mich., on June 8, 1953, killing 116 people.
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On May 11, 1953, a tornado destroyed numerous buildings in downtown Waco, Texas, killing 114 people.
The Texas Collection/Baylor University
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A tornado on May 18, 1902, caused massive damage in Goliad, Texas, killing 114 people.
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A tornado touched down on March 23, 1913, in Omaha, Neb., causing devastating damage and killing 103 people.
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