Joplin, Missouri: Deadliest Missouri Tornado Leaves 89 Dead

By on May 23, 2011 in Current Events, Events, Natural Disasters, Science, United States Comments

Joplin, Missouri Tornado Destruction
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A tornado, which was told by “Today” show weatherman Al Roker and Weather Channel meteorologist Mike Bettes to be deadliest in Missouri history, has left 89 dead in Joplin, Missouri, May 22.  This was reported by international sites, May 22 & 23, 2011.  There was a 20- minute warning before the tornado tore everything in its path, flattening homes, buildings and causing damage to the St. John’s Regional Medical Center.

The death toll will reportedly increase as the National Weather Service Office evaluate the destruction in the coming days. Reportedly, there are still people trapped in buildings. Broken gas lines were also causing fires around the city.

The Joplin, Missouri tornado has also demolished three of the school buildings of the Joplin School District. The extent of the tornado affected almost 30% of the city. Total damages will still be reported, as teams are dispatched to assess the destruction of Joplin caused by the tornado.

Joplin Missouri Tornado, Aerial View
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