New studies reveal Ohio ranks #10 for most deadliest tornadoes in nation


Ohio is the tenth worst state for twisters in the U.S., based on a new study. Mississippi, Arkansas, Alabama and Missouri round out the top five.

The study analyzed tornado strengths, direct and indirect deaths, and more between 2019 and 2024 to determine the worst states for tornadoes in America.

Hawaii, Alaska, Maine, Nevada and Utah are the top five safest states for tornadoes, according to the study.

New data reveals the states where people are most at risk of twisters in America.

The study, conducted by personal injury attorneys Gatti, Keltner, Bienvenu & Montesi, PLC, examined state-wide data as reported by the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). This included the number of tornadoes per 1,000 spare miles and the number of direct and indirect deaths, direct and indirect injuries, and tornadoes rated EF2 and above, or with wind speeds exceeding 111-135 miles per hour between January 1 2019 and May 28, 2024. The data was then combined into an index and scaled per 100,000 people to ensure a fair comparison between the states when naming the most dangerous.