Coverage of the deadly tornado that demolished homes and schools in Oklahoma on May 20.

Deadliest Tornadoes in U.S. History Since 1900

Worst was in 1925, with 695 deaths

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    Onlookers watch as children are pulled from the rubble of the Plaza Towers Elementary School following a tornado in Moore, Oklahoma.

    A list of the 10 deadliest tornadoes in the United States since 1900:
    — 695 deaths. March 18, 1925, in Missouri, Illinois and Indiana.
    — 216 deaths. April 5, 1936, in Tupelo, Miss.
    — 203 deaths. April 6, 1936, in Gainesville, Ga.
    — 181 deaths. April 9, 1947, in Woodward, Okla.
    — 158 deaths. May 22, 2011, in Joplin, Mo.
    — 143 deaths. April 24, 1908, in Amite, La., and Purvis, Miss.
    — 116 deaths. June 8, 1953, in Flint, Mich.
    — 114 deaths. May 11, 1953 in Waco, Texas.
    — 114 deaths. May 18, 1902 in Goliad, Texas.
    — 103 deaths. March 23, 1913, in Omaha, Neb.

    Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.