Texas' Deadliest Twisters

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

DALLAS -- The twister that ripped through the town of Granbury on Wednesday night killed at least six people and injured dozens of others. Here are the worst tornadoes ever to hit Texas, based on number of deaths and injuries:

1. May 11, 1953 - 114 killed, 597 injured in Waco

2. May 18, 1902 - 114 killed, 250 injured in Goliad

3. April 12, 1927 - 74 killed, 205 injured in Rocksprings

4. April 9, 1947 - 68 killed, 272 injured in Texas in tornado that struck the Texas Panhandle, Oklahoma and southwestern Kansas

5. April 10, 1979 - 42 killed, 1,700 injured in Wichita Falls

6. May 6, 1930 - 41 killed, 200 injured in Frost

7. May 6, 1930 - 36 killed, 60 injured in Karnes and Dewitt counties

8. May 30, 1909 - 34 killed, 70 injured in Zephyr

9. May 22, 1987 - 30 killed, 121 injured in Saragosa

10. May 11, 1970 - 28 killed, 500 injured in Lubbock

11. May 27, 1997 - 27 killed and 12 injured in Jarrell


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