304 Fatalities From Tornadoes In Tennessee Since 1950

304 Fatalities From Tornadoes In Tennessee Since 1950

Bobby Boyd
National Weather Service
Nashville, Tennessee


304 Fatalities From Tornadoes Since 1950

Murfreesboro Tornado April 10, 2009


Since 1950 Tornadoes have killed 304 people in Tennessee with 3860 injuries. Tornadoes have killed more people in the state of Tennessee than Floods, Straight Line Winds and Lightning combined. Below is a table showing the fatalities and injuries for each category since 1950.


Statewide Since 1950

Type Fatalities Injuries
Tornado 304 3860
Floods 133 ------
Lightning 140 ------
Straight Line Wind 15 ------

 Although tornadoes have occurred in all months of the year in Tennessee, they are most frequent during March, April and May. 


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