10 deadliest tornadoes in Canada and U.S.

Canada has been no stranger to tornadoes and the devastation they leave behind. Here are the country's 10 deadliest, according to Environment Canada

Canada's worst occurred in Regina, where 28 died in June, 1912

Canada has been no stranger to tornadoes and the devastation they leave behind. Here are the country's 10 deadliest, according to Environment Canada:

  1. Regina, June 30, 1912: 28 dead, hundreds injured.
  2. Edmonton, July 31, 1987: 27 dead, 300 injured.
  3. Windsor, Ont., June 17, 1946: 17 dead.
  4. Pine Lake, Alta., July 14, 2000: 12 dead, 140 injured.
  5. Valleyfield, Que., Aug, 16, 1888: nine dead, 14 injured.
  6. Windsor, Ont., April 3, 1974: nine dead, 30 injured.
  7. Barrie, Ont., May 31, 1985: eight dead, 155 injured.
  8. Sudbury, Ont., Aug. 20, 1970: six dead, 200 injured.
  9. Sainte-Rose, Que, June 14, 1892: six dead, 26 injured.
  10. Bouctouche, N.B., Aug. 6, 1879: five dead, 10 injured.

Source: Environment Canada

And for comparison, here are the 10 deadliest tornadoes that have struck the United States.

  1. March 18, 1925: Missouri, Illinois and Indiana, 695 killed
  2. May 6, 1840: Natchez, Mississippi, 317 killed
  3. May 27, 1896: St. Louis, Missouri, 255 killed
  4. April 5, 1936: Tupelo, Mississippi, 216 killed
  5. April 6, 1936: Gainsville, Georgia, 203 killed
  6. April 9, 1947: Woodward, Oklahoma, 181 killed
  7. May 22, 2011: Joplin, Missouri, 158 killed
  8. April 24, 1908: Amite, Louisiana and Purvis, Mississippi, 143 killed
  9. June 12, 1899: New Richmond, Wisconsin, 117 killed
  10. June 8, 1953: Flint, Michigan, 116 killed

 Source: U.S. National Weather Service/NOAA