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Monday, May 23, 2011

Joplin, Missouri Tornado 5-22-2011

Storm Chasers Jeff Piotrowski and Kathryn Piotrowski tracked the Joplin Tornado through the city of Joplin, MO. This is just a small sampling of the video that was shot during this severe weather event. Jeff and Kathryn were first on the scene of the tornado's destructive path and stopped to help pull persons out of the rubble. Also Jeff Facebooked and Tweeted sending out pleas for help. Tragic, this tornado will go down in the history books.

Joplin, Missouri Sunday, May 22, 2011.
This is an incredible audio/video of a family caught in the Joplin, Missouri tornado on Sunday, May 22, 2011.The remarks below are from the guy who shot the video...Warning! These folks are fearful for their lives, and the audio is very chilling to listen to.

"Uploaded by on May 22, 2011"
"The video i took while at Fastrip on east 20th street. We huddled in the back of the store until the glass got sucked out , then ran into the walk in storage fridge. Sorry for the lack of visuals but the audio is pretty telling of how intense the storm was. The tornado hits at around 1:20 seconds."

May 22: Residents of Joplin, Mo, walk west on 26th Street near Maiden Lane after a tornado hit the southwest Missouri city on Sunday evening. Source: AP
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/slideshow/us/2011/05/22/tornado-rips-minneapolis/#ixzz1NBAYyCDh
May 22: Smoke rises in the distance as vehicles drive along a road in Joplin, Missouri after a tornado hit the town. Source: Reuters
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/slideshow/us/2011/05/22/tornado-rips-minneapolis/#ixzz1NBAlZGVs
May 22: Residents of Joplin, Mo, walk west on 26th Street near Maiden Lane after a tornado hit the southwest Missouri city on Sunday evening. Source: AP
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/slideshow/us/2011/05/22/tornado-rips-minneapolis/#ixzz1N9iOuLgv

A destroyed helicopter lies on its side in the parking lot of the Joplin Regional Medical Center in Joplin, Mo., Sunday, May 22, 2011. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
A man walks past destroyed vehicles in the parking lot of the Joplin Regional Medical Center in Joplin, Mo., Sunday, May 22, 2011. A large tornado moved through much of the city, damaging the hospital and hundreds of homes and businesses. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein).

Joplin Missouri, Tornado Sunday, May 22, 2011-

Update Monday May 23, 2011, 4:00 PM MDT-

Fox News is reporting that at least 116 people have lost their lives in Joplin, Missouri from yesterday afternoons tornado. Seven people have been rescued from the debris with an unknown number of people injured. The tornado destroyed or damaged some 2,000 buildings in the city of 50,000. X-rays, insulation, paperwork and other debris from the city's hospital were rained down upon the countryside up to 60 miles away from Joplin.

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Sadly it has happened again, another city taking a direct hit by a large and deadly tornado. Joplin, Missouri was struck by a large wedge tornado Sunday afternoon. Fox News is reporting the death toll at least 89 early this morning...with authorities fearful that this number will rise. No word on the number of injuries yet. The deadly tornado cut a damage path through the center of Joplin that was 1/2-3/4 of a mile and 6 miles long.

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