One the worst tornadoes in U.S. history hit Waco in 1953. The Texas Collection at Baylor University has a fascinating image gallery of the event.
April 27, 2011 brought 15 violent tornadoes to the South, including four EF-5s. We’ve documented their paths and have collected videos of each.
Combined, violent tornadoes make up a still rather meager 1 percent of all tornadoes, but they caused 64 percent of the deaths, and undoubtedly a very sizable chunk of the damage to property.
F5/EF-5 tornadoes are a force of nature most folks hope to never come face-to-face with. From 1950-2010, they made up only 0.1 percent of all tornadoes, but caused over 20 percent of all tornado deaths. Including 2011’s six additional EF-5s, there have been 58 F5/EF-5