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May 1, 2014 3:34 PM by John Dissauer

2014 Tornado Deaths by Location

Statistics are starting to come in from the deadly outbreak of severe weather this past week.

Through April 29 preliminary statistics from the Storm Prediction Center show there have been 31 deaths from tornadoes in 2014.  All of the deaths occurred April 25-28.

The National Weather Service and Storm Prediction Center work to identify the location the deaths happened so as to get a better look at what may have occurred..  Homes, mobile homes, outdoors, permanent building/structure, vehicle and unknown.

Twenty-four of the 31 death locations have not been categorized yet.

Of the known death locations from tornadoes this year here is how the numbers break down.  57% of deaths have occurred in mobile homes.  28% of deaths have occurred in vehicles.  14% of deaths have occurred in homes.

A look at historical numbers for the previous 12 years shows -- 36% of tornado related deaths occurred in mobile homes.  34% of tornado related deaths occurred in homes.  11% of tornado related deaths occurred in permanent buildings/structures.  8% of tornado related deaths occurred in vehicles.  2% of tornado related deaths occurred outdoors.

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