On May 22, a devastating tornado ripped through Joplin, Mo., putting an exclamation point on a spring that has seen deadly and costly storms in several states.

Catastrophe modeler EQECAT estimates between $1 billion and $3 billion in insured losses from the Joplin tornado alone, and other figures are rolling in from insurers regarding storm losses that have occurred from April through to this month.

Most recently, a June 1 storm over Massachusetts spawned tornadoes in the state that, according to the Associated Press, left at least four dead.

The Joplin tornado is said to have killed more than 120 people, making it the deadliest tornado in more than 60 years.

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