Tornadoes in Tennessee in 2012

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(Memphis) Tennessee had more tornadoes than usual in 2012, but they caused fewer deaths.

Data from the National Weather Service shows 34 recorded tornadoes last year, 20 of them occurring in the month of March.

Last year three people were killed in Tennessee.

The year with the largest numbers of tornadoes was 2011, when 113 of them struck, killing 34 people.

The average number of tornadoes per year in Tennessee is typically around 21.