Tornado in Joplin, Missouri, Is One of Deadliest in History: Would You Ever Live in Tornado Alley?
News 2011/05/23 18:11:53
It feels like the nation (and the world) has been hit by one natural disaster after another -- and this time, it's a tragic tornado in Joplin, Missouri.
The death toll from the Joplin, Missouri, tornado has risen to 90 as storm experts describe the monster storm as a "once in a generation event."
The tornado blasted a six mile wide path through the city and left trapped survivors crying out for help this morning.
"You see pictures of World War II, the devastation and all that with the bombing. That's really what it looked like," Kerry Sachetta, the principal of Joplin High School, which was mangled by the tornado. "I couldn't even make out the side of the building. It was total devastation in my view. I just couldn't believe what I saw."
According to meteorological records, this tornado is the deadliest since 1953, when a twister hit Worcester, Mass., and caused 90 fatalities.
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