TORNADOES AND RELATED DEATHS IN THE UNITED STATES, 1989-2009 (1)
Year Tornadoes Deaths Year Tornadoes Deaths Year Tornadoes Deaths
1989 856 50 1996 1,173 25 2003 1,376 54
1990 1,133 53 1997 1,148 67 2004 1,819 36
1991 1,132 39 1998 1,424 130 2005 1,264 38
1992 1,297 39 1999 1,345 94 2006 1,103 67
1993 1,173 33 2000 1,071 40 2007 1,098 81
1994 1,082 69 2001 1,216 40 2008 1,691 126
1995 1,234 30 2002 941 55 2009 1,156 21

(1) Excludes Puerto Rico. Tornadoes crossing state lines are counted as one event.

Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Storm Prediction Center, National Weather Service.