The 10 Costliest U.S. Tornadoes since 1950

...in event-year and 2013 Dollars

Storm Prediction Center

NOTE: Prior to 1994, Storm Data used categories for "Damage Class." The pre-1994 values used here are inflation-adjusted* medians within that particular damage class, except where corrected for averaging errors.

DATE

LOCATION(S)

ACTUAL $

INFLATION
ADJUSTED* $

1

22 May 2011

Joplin MO

2,800,000,000

2,907,000,000

2

27 April 2011

Tuscaloosa AL

2,450,000,000

2,543,690,000

3

8 Jun 1966

Topeka KS

250,000,000

1,797,810,000

4

11 May 1970

Lubbock TX

250,000,000

1,502,960,000

5

3 May 1999

Oklahoma City OK

1,000,000,000

1,401,730,000

6

27 Apr 2011

Hackleburg AL

1,290,000,000

1,339,330,000

7

3 Apr 1974

Xenia OH

250,000,000

1,183,600,000

8

6 May 1975

Omaha NE

250,603,000

1,084,430,000

9

10 Apr 1979

Wichita Falls TX

277,841,000

893,853,000

10

3 Jun 1980

Grand Island NE

285,050,000

807,953,000

* Uses the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank's Consumer Price Index calculations available online.


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