The overall storm path was estimated by the National Weather Service at nearly 14 miles in length. My … As one of the deadliest tornados in American history, the Joplin tornado caused 161 fatalities and approximately 1,371 injuries. When you hear of a tornado warning, sometimes they mean this, blocks wide of total destruction, crossing an entire city. Missouri State Emergency Management Agency 3 DPS Director Lane Roberts in Duquesne on the fourth anniversary of the Joplin tornado. and last updated 2016-05-18 15:01:00-04. Devastated the southern side of Joplin, becoming the costliest tornado in US history($2.95 Billion). and last updated 2016-05-22 12:18:22-04. The destructive Joplin tornado first touched down at about 5:35 p.m. CDT (2235 UTC) and tracked eastward across the city and then across Interstate 44 into rural portions of Newton and Lawrence counties. May 22 2011 5:41PM EF5 Rated Tornado Strikes Joplin, MO, Causing Mass Destruction. While the city has rebuilt, there are still signs of the scar left behind five years later.
An estimated 8,000 structures were impacted.
"The Joplin tornado is the deadliest single tornado since modern recordkeeping began in 1950 and is ranked as the 7th deadliest in U.S. Tragedies like this fuel the resolve to build a Weather-Ready Nation.
Joplin, Missouri, Tornado Response. JOPLIN, Missouri -- On Sunday, May 22, a powerful tornado ravaged parts of Joplin, Missouri, killing 141 people as the powerful storm destroyed more than 2,000 buildings. The tornado killed 158 people, injured 1,100+ and caused damages totaling $2.8 billion. Just 46 months after the tornado hit Joplin, the new $465 million Mercy Hospital Joplin opened to patients on March 23, 2015. The tornado caused 161 fatalities and 1,371 injuries as of May 27, 2011, making it … In the end, 161 people … By: Holly Edgell Posted at 6:00 AM, May 19, 2016 . The massive tornado cut a path of destruction 3/4 to a mile wide and 6 miles long through the heart of the community. Five-years ago, the town of Joplin, Missouri was forever changed by a nearly mile-wide EF5 tornado. Timeline: The May 22, 2011 Joplin tornado. Joplin was devastated by an EF5 tornado which touched down at 5:41pm on May 22, 2011. Cancer patients have a designated entrance and access to the most advanced linear accelerator for radiation therapy. The Joplin tornado is the deadliest since modern record keeping began in 1950 and is ranked 7th among the deadliest tornadoes in U.S. history. 12 Recommendations for Managing a Disaster Lane Roberts, director of the Missouri Department of Public Safety, is a 42-year veteran of … 2011 was the fourth deadliest tornado year in U.S. history. Joplin, MO, Tornado Lessons Learned Study 20 December 2011 Section 1: Incident Overview 8 1.3 Impact of the Tornado The tornado resulted in catastrophic loss of life and destruction during its 6-mile track through Joplin. May 25 2011 Pope Prays for Joplin Tornado Victims. The Joplin tornado took the lives of 158 people, the most from a single tornado since the 1940s.
This video of EF-5 tornado damage from Joplin Missouri on May 22, 2011 shows the pure devastation and heartache the citizens of that community have dealt with.