Compared with other States, Florida ranks number 4 for frequency of Tornadoes, 19 for
number of deaths, 12 for injuries and 18 for cost of damages. When we compare these
statistics to other States by the frequency per square mile, Florida ranks, number 1 for the
frequency of tornadoes, number 20 for fatalities, number 13 for injuries per area and
number 17 for costs per area. Based on data from 1950 - 1995.
Florida in 1970 had a population of 6,791,418 and between 1950 and 1995 had 2,104
tornadoes. This ranks the State number 4 in tornadoes by State. The population in 1970
divided by the number of tornadoes equals 3,228 This ranks Florida number 15 in the ratio
of tornadoes to population. Florida had 85 fatalities between 1950 and 1995. Compared to
other states it ranked 19 The risk of death in any one year is 1 in 3,595,457 This ranks
Florida as number 25 for the risk of death by tornado . Between 1950 and 1995 the state
had 2,631 injuries involving tornadoes. This ranks the state number 12 among the States for
injury. The risk of injury in any one year is one in 116,159 When we divide the population by
the number of injuries, the State ranks number 25 The total cost of tornadoes between 1950
and 1995 was \$504,027,904.00 This ranks the state number 18 The cost per person for
tornadoes, in the state per year, is \$ 1.65 This ranks the State number 25 In costs for