Tornado rips through Joplin, Mo. May 22, 2011

A massive tornado ripped through Joplin, Mo., Sunday, May 22, 2011. The Red Cross estimated as much as 75 percent of the town was leveled.

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Andrew Boyd 7 years, 1 month ago

i was in joplin about 45 min after the storm. and for any one familiar with the area, its just horriffic. my thoughts and prayors are with those in joplin this morning.

SpiritTat 7 years, 1 month ago

Since I was baby we've traveled to Joplin multiple times a year to visit with my father's family. It is like a second home to my sister and I. Now I have a child of my own, and the visits dwindled to once a year... we've been scheduled to get down there for our now annual yearly week-long visit this coming Saturday. Sure makes one think about attempting to see & visit with family a bit more often when they're actually living pretty close by... Grateful we have no family members who perished, but we do have family members who lost everything they own. Prayers, gratitude, grief and hope from us up to here to everyone in the Joplin area.

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