Breaking News: Joplin tornado destroys 30% of the city


The aftermath of the devastating tornado in Joplin, MO

The recent tornado in Joplin, MO was an EF4 tornado that literally ripped through the entire city. The devastating storm produced 198 mph winds and very, very destructive winds that killed at leas 116 citizens. The devastating tornado stormed and ripped about 6 miles of the city and flattened out everything in it’s path. It hadn’t spared even one thing. About 2,000 buildings were destroyed in this devastating, devastating tornado. Everything was destroyed in the path of the tornado.

The storms were so severe in this humid climate that even the satellite showed the area purple and blue which is passed severe, severe. The poor city Joplin had no idea of what was coming. It all just happened quickly. The tornado quickly ripped through and destroyed half the city. A firefighter had said that the city was literally cut in half. Nothing else that anyone could say. Just silence after the devastating storm.

“The National Weather Service warned there was a 45% chance of another tornado outbreak — with the peak time between 4 p.m. and midnight Tuesday — over a wide swath, including parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri and Nebraska. The Storm Prediction Center placed several large cities in the most high-risk area, along with other cities including Kansas City, Missouri; Dallas; Topeka and Wichita, Kansas; and Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Oklahoma.”

-from CNN

That shows have bad these storms have been. The Joplin tornado hit the small town on Sunday evening. No one had any idea of what would happen other than the rain and severe winds. No one was warned quick enough. The Joplin tornado had been expected to only be a strong storm. Only until the cold air came in the other way. That was when the big monster was born. Though it only lasted for a little bit it still took a big toll and many lives were lost making this one of America’s worst storms wince the National Weather Service kept records of storms 61 years ago.

 Thanks to:
CNN
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Posted on May 23, 2011, in Weather. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Sad, indeed, Karthik. Thanks for taking time out of tech-land to acknowledge this tragedy. I lived in Springfield, about 50 miles from Joplin, for several years.

    Let’s hope that the 55% chance that major storms won’t develop tomorrow evening will prevail!

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