Indiana Tornado Facts

Indiana is no stranger to strong storms and tornados. Get more information about Indiana tornados below, and read about Indiana tornado averages here.

  • A 2012 report ranked Indiana as eighth out of the 20 most tornado prone states.
  • A 2011 report ranked South Bend, Indiana 15th among the top 20 tornado prone states based on weather data compiled since the 1950s.
  • In a similar report, Indianapolis was ranked the eighth most tornado prone city.
  • Since the 1950s, Indiana has had about 90 violent tornados.
  • Between the years of 1950- 2006, Indiana experienced 1, 327 tornados.
  • Indiana was one of the affected states during The Tri-State Tornado, the deadliest recorded tornado in U.S. history.
  • Many tornado-related deaths are around mobile home communities because they are properly built to withstand tornados.
  • Indiana’s tornado history has been recorded since the 1800s.
  • The Palm Sunday Tornado of 1965 included at least 10 tornados and killed 137 people.
  • On April 3, 1974, a Super Cell struck a number of Midwestern and southern states that included Indiana which caused upwards of $100 million.

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