Powerful Tornado (Twister) Hit Joplin, Missouri Killing At Least 89 people – Pictures

23 05 2011

Map of US locating Joplin in the state of Missouri, where a tornado killed at least 24 people (AFP/Graphic)

On Sunday afternoon, May 22, 2011 a tornado hit Joplin, a southwestern Missouri town killing at least 89 people.

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Please click here for, ‘Before And After Photos: Devastation Of Joplin, Missouri Tornado’.

 

A lot of people were injured.

The path of the tornado through Joplin was estimated at six miles long and about 1/2 mile to 3/4 (1 kilometer) mile wide.

It is very sad and scary to see such a big and terrible disaster

A lot of buildings were damaged and leveled, vehicles were damaged and there were fires from gas leaks at some damaged buildings.

The place looks like it had been hit by a bomb in a big war.

A local hospital, St. John’s Regional Medical Center was hit badly by the tornado.

Since last month, 330 people were killed by tornadoes in seven states.

238 people were killed by the tornado in Alabama on April 27, 2011.

Please click here for, Storms And Tornadoes Kill At Least 83 In Southern USA – Photos.

Another tornado hit the north end of Minneapolis and some suburbs on Sunday, killing one person and injuring at least 30 others.

This aerial view shows tornado damage to residences in north Minneapolis, Sunday, May 22, 2011. At least one person died when the tornado barreled through the residential portion of Minneapolis on Sunday, damaging at least 100 homes, toppling hundreds of trees and injuring at least 29 people. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, David Brewster)

Tornadoes overnight on Saturday in northeast Kansas killed one person and damaged some 200 structures.

Scattered debris surrounds a damaged home in a neighborhood hard hit by a devastating tornado in Joplin, Missouri May 23, 2011. Scattered debris surrounds a damaged home in a neighborhood hard hit by a devastating tornado in Joplin, Missouri May 23, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Stone.

Smoke rises in the distance as vehicles drive along a road in Joplin, Missouri May 22, 2011 after a tornado hit the town. REUTERS/Aaron Kafton

Emergency personnel search a Walmart that was severely damaged by a tornado in Joplin, Mo., Sunday, May 22, 2011. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

People stand near damaged vehicles along Rangeline road in Joplin, Missouri May 22, 2011 after a tornado hit the town. REUTERS/Aaron Kafton

Residents begin digging through the rubble of their home after it was destroyed by a tornado that hit Joplin, Mo. on Sunday evening, May 22, 2011. The tornado tore a path a mile wide and four miles long destroying homes and businesses. (AP Photo/Mike Gullett)

Pepsi Cola employee Mark Johnson looks at the wreckage of the Pepsi Cola Bottling Plant that was destroyed by a tornado in Joplin, Mo., Sunday, May 22, 2011. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Damaged vehicles litter the parking lot of St. John's Hospital in Joplin, Mo, after a tornado hit the southwest Missouri city on Sunday evening, May 22, 2011. A massive tornado blasted its way across southwestern Missouri on Sunday, flattening several blocks of homes and businesses in Joplin and leaving residents frantically scrambling through the wreckage. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Emergency personnel search a Walmart that was severely damaged by a tornado in Joplin, Mo., Sunday, May 22, 2011. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

JOPLIN TORNADO - Residents of Joplin, Mo, help a lady who survived in her basement near 28th and Roosevelt after a tornado hit the city on Sunday afternoon on May 22, 2011. (AP/Mike Gullett)

JOPLIN TORNADO - Residents of Joplin, Mo, walk west on 26th Street near Maiden Lane after a tornado hit the southwest Missouri city on Sunday evening, May 22, 2011. (AP/Mike Gullett)

Rescuers and neighbors look through the the wreckage of destroyed homes on a hillside in Joplin, Mo., Sunday, May 22, 2011. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

Emergency personnel walk through a neighborhood severely damaged by a tornado near the Joplin Regional Medical Center in Joplin, Mo., Sunday, May 22, 2011. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

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)

Volunteer firefighters William Jackson, left, and Ashley Martin, center, from Oklahoma, and Johnny Ward of Joplin look through the wreckage of a home where it was feared a pregnant woman as feared to be trapped following a tornado in Joplin, Mo., Sunday, May 22, 2011. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

JOPLIN TORNADO - Joplin, Mo, residents survey the damage after a tornado hit their neighborhood in this southwest Missouri city on Sunday evening, May 22, 2011. (AP/Mike Gullett)

Scattered debris surrounds a damaged home in a neighborhood hard hit by a devastating tornado in Joplin, Missouri May 23, 2011. Scattered debris surrounds a damaged home in a neighborhood hard hit by a devastating tornado in Joplin, Missouri May 23, 2011. Scattered debris surrounds a damaged home in a neighborhood hard hit by a devastating tornado in Joplin, Missouri May 23, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Stone.








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