Tornadoes And Related Deaths In The United States, 1997-2016 (1)
Year Tornadoes Deaths Year Tornadoes Deaths
1997 1,148 67 2007 1,098 81
1998 1,424 130 2008 1,692 126
1999 1,345 94 2009 1,156 21
2000 1,071 40 2010 1,282 45
2001 1,216 40 2011 1,691 553
2002 941 55 2012 938 70
2003 1,376 54 2013 906 55
2004 1,819 36 2014 886 47
2005 1,264 38 2015 1,177 36
2006 1,103 67 2016 971 18
(1) Excludes Puerto Rico. A tornado that crosses state lines counts as one event. Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Storm Prediction Center, National Weather Service.