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Where can I find info on the other four tornadoes in England? ESWD only lists the one in New Milton and the one at the Marwell Zoo. Had no idea there were 6.
TORRO was the one that identified the areas of tornado damage, and unfortunately none of it has really been released to the public in full as TORRO can sometimes be quite secretive or limited in the data they release. I would recommend following this TORRO damage surveyor on twitter who thankfully is posting stuff!

I am on the TORRO forums so am seeing the various site investigation updates etc but dont want to share any of the maps at risk of getting in trouble with TORRO! But I do know there was a tornado confirmed in Welling, Kent, and multiple others in the New Forest such as the one you mentioned. As of this morning what was previously thought to be 2 tornadoes turned out to be one, so the exact number of tornadoes might be changing a bit. One of the tornadoes was also 'long tracked' for our standards, with a prelim. path length 23.5km! Hopefully they release more full information to the public soon but the twitter account I linked is the best source right now!
 

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Yup. This was the longest tracked tornado in the history of France. Now there is a bit of a discrepancy because the ESWD has it listed at 91 miles, which isn't quite as insane, but is still extremely impressive. I'm not sure what the longest-tracked European tornado is, but this one has got to be up there.
The 128miles was the latest update and 91miles was the previous one. The longest reliable track before this one in Eu was around 70-80km, mostly in Russia. 206Km toppled the upper limit more than double and it occurred in west Eu where 20-30km can be accounted as extremely long track. 206km ranked No 4 worldwide in last 30 years including Us. As a matter of these, I think this was the most distinctive and unique tornado/weather event ever happened in history.
 
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I think this was the most distinctive and unique tornado/weather event ever happened in history.
I wouldn't go that extreme. The insane VLT EF4s (one of which was almost certainly EF5 at some point) last December, followed by an outbreak with over 100 tornadoes five days later, are more unique IMO than this.
 
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The Indonesian tornado that i wish there are more informations was found was the Halloween 2000 Cilacap tornado. The only thing that was known for this tornado is that it killed 9 people and not much else is found. The other Indonesian tornado that i wish more informations was found was the 2002 Cianjur tornado, 1977 Banyumas tornado (the only information of it is that hundreds of homes were destroyed and it killed 7), 1998 Cianjur tornado, 1991 Bandung tornado, 1998 Timor Tengah Utara (NTT) tornado and 1998 Bima (NTB/Nusa Tenggara Barat) tornado
I think some of these tornadoes are likely significant or violent but due to little to no available information of it. We will never know
 

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One tornado event that it's virtually impossible to find any information on is the April 5, 2011 Bangladesh outbreak. Bangladeshi tornadoes are often poorly documented, but this event is so taboo that I can't even say with any certainty if it was a true tornado event or not. At least one source lists this event as an outbreak of five tornadoes affecting the Northern Bangladesh districts of Jamalpur, Thakurgaon, Sherpur, Mymensingh, Gaibandha, Joypurhat and Bogra, while an Accuweather article from 2011 only says it was "severe local thunderstorms" with heavy rain, wind and hail. Whatever the case, 12-13 people were killed, 150+ others were injured, trees were downed and hundreds of (obviously poorly constructed) homes were destroyed.
 

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One tornado event that it's virtually impossible to find any information on is the April 5, 2011 Bangladesh outbreak. Bangladeshi tornadoes are often poorly documented, but this event is so taboo that I can't even say with any certainty if it was a true tornado event or not. At least one source lists this event as an outbreak of five tornadoes affecting the Northern Bangladesh districts of Jamalpur, Thakurgaon, Sherpur, Mymensingh, Gaibandha, Joypurhat and Bogra, while an Accuweather article from 2011 only says it was "severe local thunderstorms" with heavy rain, wind and hail. Whatever the case, 12-13 people were killed, 150+ others were injured, trees were downed and hundreds of (obviously poorly constructed) homes were destroyed.
I often wonder what happened to significant Bangladeshi and Indian tornadoes. Looking through history, there have been many devastating tornado events in that region, but it seems to have really slowed down in recent decades, with the exception of Brahmanbaria in 2013, and nothing since then. Seems like China is now the main epicenter of strong to violent tornadoes outside of the US. I wonder what caused the shift?
 

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I often wonder what happened to significant Bangladeshi and Indian tornadoes. Looking through history, there have been many devastating tornado events in that region, but it seems to have really slowed down in recent decades, with the exception of Brahmanbaria in 2013, and nothing since then. Seems like China is now the main epicenter of strong to violent tornadoes outside of the US. I wonder what caused the shift?
Of course, I could be wrong but I'm not inclined to say China's tornado activity has significantly increased compared to previous decades, with there being many notable events going back at least as far as Tianjin 1969 and the 1987 outbreak. I think the ever-increasing availability of mobile phones with high quality cameras can explain the many tornadoes being documented in that region of the world these days, but yeah, it definitely does seem as if the eastern India-Bangladesh region has had quite a downtick in intense tornado activity. As for what the cause is, your guess is as good as mine. Obviously long term climate trends could play a part, but I have to wonder if that part of the world experiences lulls or breaks in violent tornado activity essentially similar to what has happened in parts of the upper Midwest including Michigan. There could be as much as multiple decades in a "quiet period" before things abruptly ramp back up again, but who knows for sure?
 

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I saw people make maps of their own personal ratings for each state so here's my map of Europe.

Now i will say this is a "quickly" done map that's meant to be a base for me to expand upon so i didn't research too heavily so expect inaccuracies, me not looking into tornadoes and maybe even contradictions, this is also in Europe and tornado info is scarce so i'm believing in century old descriptions if i think they're reputable enough and the + means i think there's a good chance winds/damage higher than the rating happened.

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ALBANIA
EF1+ 5/19/2011 Kavaje, F2 rating was based on video of it going through town
AUSTRIA EF3+ 7/10/1916 Wiener Neutstadt, good research paper on this shows pictures of severe damage to masonry train factory, the paper rated the tornado T9
BELARUS several rated F3 with description of forests devastated and buildings destroyed even in the late 2000s but articles are gone and images are seemingly non existent though the most recent F3 (chachersk, 6/7/2009) has high res satellite imagery showing large swath of forest cleaned up. EF2+
BELGIUM EF3 9/20/1982 Les Fossés, significant damage to buildings including a thick stone outer wall being torn down
BOSNIA EF1 9/9/2022 Tomislavgrad, damage isn't too intense but videos show strong suction vortex in parking lot
BULGARIA EF1 5/15/1999 Zhaltusha, roofs ripped off, trees uprooted and small trucks blown over
CROATIA EF4 5/31/1892 Novska, from eswd "One railcar (14 t) flew at least 6 m high and 30 m in distance over a fence and a telegraph line. A few more railcars thrown over, many houses damaged and thousands of trees broken. Initially 7 funnels converged to a twin-tornado near the Novska train station. Scientifically very well documented case with maps and sketches." a ton of sources cited but most of them i would have to buy
CZECH REPUBLIC EF4+ 6/24/2021 south moravia, you all know, contextual damage in fields supports EF5 but structural damage isn't quite there
DENMARK EF3 2/11/1962 Holstebro, lots of imagery, severe damage to masonry buildings and ESWD says "low end F4 possible"
ESTONIA EF3+ 5/22/1872 north Latvia - south Estonia, "25 manors were heavily damaged, 74 farms and a church were destroyed"
FINLAND EF2+ 7/11/1934 Kiuruvesi, picture of what i assume is a masonry building having its roof ripped off and top part of wall blown down and Pulkkila tornado of the same day did significant tree damage
FRANCE EF4 several candidates most recently 8/3/2008 Hautmont
GERMANY multiple EF4s
GREECE EF1+ 9/21/2015 Skala, video shows destroyed storefront and descriptions of trees uprooted
HUNGARY EF4 6/13/1924 Pilisvörösvár, "F5 intensity suspected" images show pretty severe damage to stone houses and descriptions of villages being leveled
ICELAND EF1 8/24/2018 small outbuildings destroyed and pickup rolled into ditch
IRELAND EF2 2/13/1995 Youghal, descriptions of mobile homes being lifted and roofs being damaged
ITALY multiple EF4s most recently 7/8/2015 Mira
LATVIA same as Estonia (i'm assuming it did damage evenly along its path)
LITHUANIA EF1 7/27/2011 Radviliškis, trees uprooted and poorly built roofs destroyed
MOLDOVA EF1 6/23/2007 Edinet, roofs ripped off trees uprooted
MONTENEGRO EF1 1/6/2020 Vraćenovići, "Simply 80 square meters of the roof structure were 'sucked up' together with 12-13 beds, with gutters."
NETHERLANDS EF3 6/1/1927 Neede, lots of imagery for this one, severe damage to masonry buildings
NORTH MACEDONIA EF0 7/18/2021 Zhivojno, general building damage reported, video shows very poorly built roofs with marginal damage
NORWAY EF2 8/13/2003 Tønsberg, description of small plane weighing 600kg thrown 30 meters
POLAND multiple EF4s
PORTUGAL 2 F3s recorded but cant find info quickly so EF2+
ROMANIA EF3 8/12/2002 Fǎcǎeni, research paper on this shows reinforced concrete poles and metal truss towers toppled and a "mud brick" house with exterior walls heavily damaged and a traditional masonry home with an exterior wall destroyed
SERBIA EF2 7/7/2019 Čelarevo, lots of trees snapped
SLOVAKIA EF1 8/5/2021 Bystré, roofs destroyed and some trees snapped
SLOVENIA EF2+ 7/13/2008 Gozd, video shows significant tree damage
SPAIN multiple F3s but all except one have 1 citation and that's a book that i would need to buy and the one that has 2 citations the other citation is from a dutch newspaper that i don't feel like digging for so EF2+
SWEDEN EF2+ 10/2/1986 Storsjön lake, rated F3 based on "serious damages to forest areas", maybe debarking?
SWITZERLAND EF3 8/26/1971 L'Abbye, imagery shows a few cars with severe damage and a few? houses had wooden top floors slide off or destroyed
UKRAINE EF4 8/18/1969 descriptions of pear trees being moved 700 meters, villages being "significantly destroyed" and this description of a building, "The southern (windward) walls of 40 cm in thickness and up to 100 m long fall under the wind in the buildings (after the roofs have been demolished), only the corner brick supports of the walls stood"
UK EF3 12/8/1954 London, intense damage to masonry buildings
 

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I saw people make maps of their own personal ratings for each state so here's my map of Europe.

Now i will say this is a "quickly" done map that's meant to be a base for me to expand upon so i didn't research too heavily so expect inaccuracies, me not looking into tornadoes and maybe even contradictions, this is also in Europe and tornado info is scarce so i'm believing in century old descriptions if i think they're reputable enough and the + means i think there's a good chance winds/damage higher than the rating happened.

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ALBANIA EF1+ 5/19/2011 Kavaje, F2 rating was based on video of it going through town
AUSTRIA EF3+ 7/10/1916 Wiener Neutstadt, good research paper on this shows pictures of severe damage to masonry train factory, the paper rated the tornado T9
BELARUS several rated F3 with description of forests devastated and buildings destroyed even in the late 2000s but articles are gone and images are seemingly non existent though the most recent F3 (chachersk, 6/7/2009) has high res satellite imagery showing large swath of forest cleaned up. EF2+
BELGIUM EF3 9/20/1982 Les Fossés, significant damage to buildings including a thick stone outer wall being torn down
BOSNIA EF1 9/9/2022 Tomislavgrad, damage isn't too intense but videos show strong suction vortex in parking lot
BULGARIA EF1 5/15/1999 Zhaltusha, roofs ripped off, trees uprooted and small trucks blown over
CROATIA EF4 5/31/1892 Novska, from eswd "One railcar (14 t) flew at least 6 m high and 30 m in distance over a fence and a telegraph line. A few more railcars thrown over, many houses damaged and thousands of trees broken. Initially 7 funnels converged to a twin-tornado near the Novska train station. Scientifically very well documented case with maps and sketches." a ton of sources cited but most of them i would have to buy
CZECH REPUBLIC EF4+ 6/24/2021 south moravia, you all know, contextual damage in fields supports EF5 but structural damage isn't quite there
DENMARK EF3 2/11/1962 Holstebro, lots of imagery, severe damage to masonry buildings and ESWD says "low end F4 possible"
ESTONIA EF3+ 5/22/1872 north Latvia - south Estonia, "25 manors were heavily damaged, 74 farms and a church were destroyed"
FINLAND EF2+ 7/11/1934 Kiuruvesi, picture of what i assume is a masonry building having its roof ripped off and top part of wall blown down and Pulkkila tornado of the same day did significant tree damage
FRANCE EF4 several candidates most recently 8/3/2008 Hautmont
GERMANY multiple EF4s
GREECE EF1+ 9/21/2015 Skala, video shows destroyed storefront and descriptions of trees uprooted
HUNGARY EF4 6/13/1924 Pilisvörösvár, "F5 intensity suspected" images show pretty severe damage to stone houses and descriptions of villages being leveled
ICELAND EF1 8/24/2018 small outbuildings destroyed and pickup rolled into ditch
IRELAND EF2 2/13/1995 Youghal, descriptions of mobile homes being lifted and roofs being damaged
ITALY multiple EF4s most recently 7/8/2015 Mira
LATVIA same as Estonia (i'm assuming it did damage evenly along its path)
LITHUANIA EF1 7/27/2011 Radviliškis, trees uprooted and poorly built roofs destroyed
MOLDOVA EF1 6/23/2007 Edinet, roofs ripped off trees uprooted
MONTENEGRO EF1 1/6/2020 Vraćenovići, "Simply 80 square meters of the roof structure were 'sucked up' together with 12-13 beds, with gutters."
NETHERLANDS EF3 6/1/1927 Neede, lots of imagery for this one, severe damage to masonry buildings
NORTH MACEDONIA EF0 7/18/2021 Zhivojno, general building damage reported, video shows very poorly built roofs with marginal damage
NORWAY EF2 8/13/2003 Tønsberg, description of small plane weighing 600kg thrown 30 meters
POLAND multiple EF4s
PORTUGAL 2 F3s recorded but cant find info quickly so EF2+
ROMANIA EF3 8/12/2002 Fǎcǎeni, research paper on this shows reinforced concrete poles and metal truss towers toppled and a "mud brick" house with exterior walls heavily damaged and a traditional masonry home with an exterior wall destroyed
SERBIA EF2 7/7/2019 Čelarevo, lots of trees snapped
SLOVAKIA EF1 8/5/2021 Bystré, roofs destroyed and some trees snapped
SLOVENIA EF2+ 7/13/2008 Gozd, video shows significant tree damage
SPAIN multiple F3s but all except one have 1 citation and that's a book that i would need to buy and the one that has 2 citations the other citation is from a dutch newspaper that i don't feel like digging for so EF2+
SWEDEN EF2+ 10/2/1986 Storsjön lake, rated F3 based on "serious damages to forest areas", maybe debarking?
SWITZERLAND EF3 8/26/1971 L'Abbye, imagery shows a few cars with severe damage and a few? houses had wooden top floors slide off or destroyed
UKRAINE EF4 8/18/1969 descriptions of pear trees being moved 700 meters, villages being "significantly destroyed" and this description of a building, "The southern (windward) walls of 40 cm in thickness and up to 100 m long fall under the wind in the buildings (after the roofs have been demolished), only the corner brick supports of the walls stood"
UK EF3 12/8/1954 London, intense damage to masonry buildings
I do question if there has actually ever been an actual F5 in post-1880 European history as all the damage photos and damage descriptions I’ve seen don’t really appear to have any clear cases of F5 damage.
 

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I saw people make maps of their own personal ratings for each state so here's my map of Europe.

Now i will say this is a "quickly" done map that's meant to be a base for me to expand upon so i didn't research too heavily so expect inaccuracies, me not looking into tornadoes and maybe even contradictions, this is also in Europe and tornado info is scarce so i'm believing in century old descriptions if i think they're reputable enough and the + means i think there's a good chance winds/damage higher than the rating happened.

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ALBANIA EF1+ 5/19/2011 Kavaje, F2 rating was based on video of it going through town
AUSTRIA EF3+ 7/10/1916 Wiener Neutstadt, good research paper on this shows pictures of severe damage to masonry train factory, the paper rated the tornado T9
BELARUS several rated F3 with description of forests devastated and buildings destroyed even in the late 2000s but articles are gone and images are seemingly non existent though the most recent F3 (chachersk, 6/7/2009) has high res satellite imagery showing large swath of forest cleaned up. EF2+
BELGIUM EF3 9/20/1982 Les Fossés, significant damage to buildings including a thick stone outer wall being torn down
BOSNIA EF1 9/9/2022 Tomislavgrad, damage isn't too intense but videos show strong suction vortex in parking lot
BULGARIA EF1 5/15/1999 Zhaltusha, roofs ripped off, trees uprooted and small trucks blown over
CROATIA EF4 5/31/1892 Novska, from eswd "One railcar (14 t) flew at least 6 m high and 30 m in distance over a fence and a telegraph line. A few more railcars thrown over, many houses damaged and thousands of trees broken. Initially 7 funnels converged to a twin-tornado near the Novska train station. Scientifically very well documented case with maps and sketches." a ton of sources cited but most of them i would have to buy
CZECH REPUBLIC EF4+ 6/24/2021 south moravia, you all know, contextual damage in fields supports EF5 but structural damage isn't quite there
DENMARK EF3 2/11/1962 Holstebro, lots of imagery, severe damage to masonry buildings and ESWD says "low end F4 possible"
ESTONIA EF3+ 5/22/1872 north Latvia - south Estonia, "25 manors were heavily damaged, 74 farms and a church were destroyed"
FINLAND EF2+ 7/11/1934 Kiuruvesi, picture of what i assume is a masonry building having its roof ripped off and top part of wall blown down and Pulkkila tornado of the same day did significant tree damage
FRANCE EF4 several candidates most recently 8/3/2008 Hautmont
GERMANY multiple EF4s
GREECE EF1+ 9/21/2015 Skala, video shows destroyed storefront and descriptions of trees uprooted
HUNGARY EF4 6/13/1924 Pilisvörösvár, "F5 intensity suspected" images show pretty severe damage to stone houses and descriptions of villages being leveled
ICELAND EF1 8/24/2018 small outbuildings destroyed and pickup rolled into ditch
IRELAND EF2 2/13/1995 Youghal, descriptions of mobile homes being lifted and roofs being damaged
ITALY multiple EF4s most recently 7/8/2015 Mira
LATVIA same as Estonia (i'm assuming it did damage evenly along its path)
LITHUANIA EF1 7/27/2011 Radviliškis, trees uprooted and poorly built roofs destroyed
MOLDOVA EF1 6/23/2007 Edinet, roofs ripped off trees uprooted
MONTENEGRO EF1 1/6/2020 Vraćenovići, "Simply 80 square meters of the roof structure were 'sucked up' together with 12-13 beds, with gutters."
NETHERLANDS EF3 6/1/1927 Neede, lots of imagery for this one, severe damage to masonry buildings
NORTH MACEDONIA EF0 7/18/2021 Zhivojno, general building damage reported, video shows very poorly built roofs with marginal damage
NORWAY EF2 8/13/2003 Tønsberg, description of small plane weighing 600kg thrown 30 meters
POLAND multiple EF4s
PORTUGAL 2 F3s recorded but cant find info quickly so EF2+
ROMANIA EF3 8/12/2002 Fǎcǎeni, research paper on this shows reinforced concrete poles and metal truss towers toppled and a "mud brick" house with exterior walls heavily damaged and a traditional masonry home with an exterior wall destroyed
SERBIA EF2 7/7/2019 Čelarevo, lots of trees snapped
SLOVAKIA EF1 8/5/2021 Bystré, roofs destroyed and some trees snapped
SLOVENIA EF2+ 7/13/2008 Gozd, video shows significant tree damage
SPAIN multiple F3s but all except one have 1 citation and that's a book that i would need to buy and the one that has 2 citations the other citation is from a dutch newspaper that i don't feel like digging for so EF2+
SWEDEN EF2+ 10/2/1986 Storsjön lake, rated F3 based on "serious damages to forest areas", maybe debarking?
SWITZERLAND EF3 8/26/1971 L'Abbye, imagery shows a few cars with severe damage and a few? houses had wooden top floors slide off or destroyed
UKRAINE EF4 8/18/1969 descriptions of pear trees being moved 700 meters, villages being "significantly destroyed" and this description of a building, "The southern (windward) walls of 40 cm in thickness and up to 100 m long fall under the wind in the buildings (after the roofs have been demolished), only the corner brick supports of the walls stood"
UK EF3 12/8/1954 London, intense damage to masonry buildings
Bulgaria - the 2008 Senovo tornado was definitely EF2+ and the 1989 Bohot tornado was probably EF3+, although Bulgarian tornadoes in general are rather poorly documented. Here is also a PDF, probably the best source of information on tornadoes in Bulgaria outside of the ESWD: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/324913585_Tornado_Climatology_of_Bulgaria
Greece - there are a handful of official F2's in the ESWD database, although I haven't been able to find much information on them (again, the language barrier plays a part).
Lithuania - I'm not sure I disagree with the F2 rating of the 2011 tornado, because there was at least one house that sustained partial collapse of its exterior walls (photo in this PDF)
Slovakia - I feel like the 2021 Bystré tornado could go either way (high end EF1 to low end EF2) so I would say EF1+ personally.

And might as well mention these countries too:
Russia - EF4+. Moscow 1904, Ivanovo 1984 (originally F5 but later downgraded to F4) and the 2017 Maloe Pes'yanovo F4.
Turkey - EF2+. Two official F3's in the ESWD database although both of them are questionable. Regarding Ankara June 19, 2004, the claim that houses were "destroyed to the foundation walls" appears to be unsubstantiated, with some sources listing the tornado as an F2 and only mention roofs torn from houses. The November 19, 2017 Finike tornado may have been an F3, although I could only find one house that lost any upper floor exterior walls, and it may have been poorly constructed at that. Most of the damage appears to be flattened greenhouses.
Algeria - Northern Algeria is within the area served by the ESWD. There have been a few tornadoes reliably documented there including this large tornado near Djelfa in 2013:



All that said, great job on the map and research!
 

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Bulgaria - the 2008 Senovo tornado was definitely EF2+ and the 1989 Bohot tornado was probably EF3+, although Bulgarian tornadoes in general are rather poorly documented. Here is also a PDF, probably the best source of information on tornadoes in Bulgaria outside of the ESWD: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/324913585_Tornado_Climatology_of_Bulgaria
Greece - there are a handful of official F2's in the ESWD database, although I haven't been able to find much information on them (again, the language barrier plays a part).
Lithuania - I'm not sure I disagree with the F2 rating of the 2011 tornado, because there was at least one house that sustained partial collapse of its exterior walls (photo in this PDF)
Slovakia - I feel like the 2021 Bystré tornado could go either way (high end EF1 to low end EF2) so I would say EF1+ personally.

And might as well mention these countries too:
Russia - EF4+. Moscow 1904, Ivanovo 1984 (originally F5 but later downgraded to F4) and the 2017 Maloe Pes'yanovo F4.
Turkey - EF2+. Two official F3's in the ESWD database although both of them are questionable. Regarding Ankara June 19, 2004, the claim that houses were "destroyed to the foundation walls" appears to be unsubstantiated, with some sources listing the tornado as an F2 and only mention roofs torn from houses. The November 19, 2017 Finike tornado may have been an F3, although I could only find one house that lost any upper floor exterior walls, and it may have been poorly constructed at that. Most of the damage appears to be flattened greenhouses.
Algeria - Northern Algeria is within the area served by the ESWD. There have been a few tornadoes reliably documented there including this large tornado near Djelfa in 2013:



All that said, great job on the map and research!

My methodology was just going on TA and ESWD and checking the highest rated tornadoes in each country from newest to oldest and neither of those Bulgarian tornadoes were on ESWD, also most of the countries that i didn't map were because i was really tired at the end and i wanted to get this out soon, anyway thanks for the info i'll be updating the map accordingly and add some of the missing countries.

EDIT: Heres the updated map.

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GEORGIA EF2 6/12/2005 two tornadoes with the same description "houses completely uproofed and power lines destroyed"
LUXEMBOURG EF2 8/9/2019 roofs destroyed and metal truss towers bent
RUSSIA multiple EF4s most recently Maloe Pes'yanovo 6/18/2017

UPDATED:
BULGARIA EF3 6/5/1989 Bohot, houses destroyed
 
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What is probably one of the deadliest tornadoes to strike Panama, and possibly one of the deadliest in Central America struck Juan Diaz, Panama City on July 6, 1992. Trees and power poles were downed and homes had their roofs torn off, but by far the biggest disaster occurred when a clothing factory was flattened. 11 people were killed and at least 200 others were injured, with ten of the fatalities occurring at the clothing factory (the other victim was struck by flying debris). This tornado was probably an F2 or F3.



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Germany has two "official" F5s, although they're both from well before the Fujita scale and even predate photography, so I think those ratings are pretty sketchy. I was working on a translation of Gottlob Burchard Genzmer's report on the Woldegk "F5" of 1764 but never got around to finishing it because translating 18th century German is more difficult than I expected.
 

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I'll spare TalkWeather my rant of how useless YouTube's search feature is these days, but you can find some diamonds in the rough once you use uBlock Origin to get rid of all the useless Shorts. Here's an example of such, a rather obscure video of the 2018 Ketu, Nigeria tornado (one of only two tornado videos from Nigeria that I know of, the other being the video of this same tornado on The Weather Channel article):
 
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