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EF4 Tornado

An EF4 tornado is the second most intense tornado on the Enhanced Fujita Scale. An EF4 will have wind speeds between 116 and 200 mph (267 and 322 km/h). The damage from an EF4 tornado will be devastating. On the now retired Fujita Scale, the tornado damage scale that the Enhanced Fujita Scale replaced, an EF4 tornado use to be an F4 tornado. An F4 tornado had wind speeds between 207 and 260 mph (333 and 418 km/h).

An EF4 tornado, the second strongest tornado on the Enhanced Fujita scale, will cause devastating damage. EF4 winds will destroy most homes, and completely blow away a framed home. Vehicles and objects the size of vehicles can be thrown a considerable distance. Medium size objects will become flying missiles.


EF4 Tornado Facts

  1. An EF4 tornado is the second strongest tornado on the Enhanced Fujita Scale.
  2. An EF4 tornado has wind speeds between 166 and 200 mph (267 and 322 km/h).
  3. Damage from an EF4 tornado is described as devastating.
  4. In the United States, between Feb 1st, 2007 and 2017 there was 71 confirmed EF4 tornadoes.
  5. In the United States, between Feb 1st, 2007 and 2017 there was 337 confirmed fatalities from EF4 tornadoes.
  6. In the United States, between Feb 1st, 2007 and 2017 there was 4,556 confirmed injuries from EF4 tornadoes.
  7. In the United States, between Feb 1st, 2007 and 2017 the deadliest EF4 tornado was on 4/27/2011 and killed 64 people in Alabama.
  8. In the United States, between Feb 1st, 2007 and 2017 the EF4 tornado to cause the most injuries was on 4/27/2011 and injured 1,500 people.
  9. In the United States, between Feb 1st, 2007 and 2017 the year with the most EF4 tornadoes was 2011 with 31.
  10. On the retired Fujita Scale, an EF4 tornado was called an F4 tornado.

Notable EF4 Tornadoes

Below is a list of the top 5 deadliest EF4 tornadoes between Feb 1st, 2007 and 2017.

  • On April 27th, 2011, in Alabama, an EF4 tornado killed 65 people.
  • On April 27th, 2011, in Alabama and Georgia, an EF4 tornado killed 22 people.
  • On May 10th, 2008, in Oklahoma and Missouri, an EF4 tornado killed 21 people.
  • On April 27th, 2011, in Georgia and Tennessee, an EF4 tornado killed 20 people.
  • On April 14th, 2011, in Arkansas, an EF4 tornado killed 16 people.