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Alabama leads nation in most EF5 tornadoes

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Alabama now tops the list for the most EF-5 tornadoes in the nation, since 1950.

Last month, the National Weather Service upgraded an April 27th tornado in DeKalb County from EF-4 to an EF-5 category to give the state seven EF-5 tornadoes since 1950. That's when the Weather Service began keeping such records.

Before that, Alabama had been tied with Texas, Oklahoma, Iowa and Kansas with six EF-5 tornadoes.