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Florida Tornadoes

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
tornadoes per person.
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index page.
Our special Tornado pages can be reached through The Disaster Center Tornado page.
http://www.disastercenter.com/florida/tornado.html

Year

Tornadoes Deathes Injuries Cost Adjusted

1950

216,504

1951

815,502

1952

10

220,762

1953

21

36

861,986

1954

13

259,389

1955

12

121,004

1956

10

21

7,098,305

1957

17

203,522

1958

26

69

2,004,488

1959

18

105

7,185,469

1960

31

4,061,060

1961

24

10

6,748,640

1962

18

18

136

11,277,407

1963

28

3,273,366

1964

37

65

8,492,786

1965

12

667,691

1966

28

11

535

50,378,656

1967

23

148

15,262,723

1968

57

56

13,551,127

1969

58

10

2,264,128

1970

48

14

5,648,231

1971

59

125

5,437,329

1972

77

115

13,290,605

1973

45

94

24,854,464

1974

54

71

13,291,460

1975

97

79

13,346,457

1976

67

32

7,454,138

1977

35

18

1,151,412

1978

91

155

16,420,286

1979

89

69

37,152,688

1980

60

59

27,787,232

1981

61

33

6,312,881

1982

69

39

8,037,285

1983

85

51

41,023,168

1984

30

3,037,652

1985

35

56

20,409,856

1986

53

34

5,675,073

1987

45

18

2,634,077

1988

46

26

17,338,064

1989

71

17,790,640

1990

56

10

689,845

1991

56

14

4,613,383

1992

60

99

14,358,694

1993

85

98

30,948,224

1994

77

45

24,588,352

1995

95

37

5,771,549

Total

2104

85

2631

504,000,000