Alabama ranks highest in nation for average number of tornado deaths per year

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EF-3 tornado in Limestone County (Al Whitaker/WHNT News 19)

(WHNT)– Nationally, 2015 has been a quiet year for tornadoes. 862 tornadoes have been reported in the U.S. through October 5. This is only about 100 more than the fewest number of tornadoes on record during that time.