Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Joplin, Missouri tornado death toll rises to 122 (Twister Videos)

Joplin, Missouri - The destructive tornado that hit Joplin, Missouri on Sunday has been considered the deadliest single twister in America's 6-decade history as the death toll has now risen to at least 122, Associated Press reported.

The Joplin. Mo twister which crushed cars like soda cans left a mile wide and six mile long path of destruction.

About 8,000 structures in Joplin, Mo were reportedly damaged by the tornado, injuring 750 people. Joplin’s main hospital had also been destroyed by the twister.

Meanwhile, here's a compilation of Youtube videos of the Joplin Tornado:

Youtube username: "izelsg"
Video description: 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.

Youtube username: "ABCnews"
Video description: Tornado chaser catches sights and sounds of the storm.

Youtube username: "RussiaToday"
Video description: A massive tornado that swept through the US state of Missouri on Sunday claimed the lives of at least 89 people in the city of Joplin. Authorities warn that the toll could rise as rescuers continue searching for victims. The twister destroyed homes, churches and businesses, damaging about 30 per cent of the city. The same storm system that produced the Joplin tornado spawned twisters along a broad swath of the Midwest, from Oklahoma to Wisconsin. At least one person was killed in Minneapolis.