Prayers to the town of Moore, Oklahoma. So sad, especially when so many kids lives were taken while in school. It's looking like this will be the worst Twister death toll since Joplin Missouri in 2011. The one good thing about the following stats: You can see how deadly storms have become much less frequent since weather predicting models and alert systems have gotten better.
Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee
KILLER STORMS: THE DEADLIEST TORNADOES IN U.S. HISTORY
695 deaths. March 18, 1925, in Missouri, Illinois and Indiana.
216 deaths. April 5, 1936, in Tupelo, Mississippi
203 deaths. April 6, 1936, in Gainesville, Georgia
181 deaths. April 9, 1947, in Woodward, Oklahoma
158 deaths. May 22, 2011, in Joplin, Missouri
143 deaths. April 24, 1908, in Amite, Louisiana, and Purvis, Mississippi
116 deaths. June 8, 1953, in Flint, Michigan
114 deaths. May 11, 1953 in Waco, Texas
114 deaths. May 18, 1902 in Goliad, Texas
103 deaths. March 23, 1913, in Omaha, Nebraska