Twister in Joplin, MO
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|Mon, 05-23-2011 - 11:07am|
This is so sad ...
Tornado pounds Joplin, Mo.; at least 89 dead
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — A massive tornado that tore through the southwest Missouri city of Joplin killed at least 89 people, but authorities warned that the death toll could climb Monday as search and rescuers continued their work at sunrise.
Search and rescue efforts were hampered by a thunderstorm that brought strong winds, heavy rain and quarter-size hail to parts of the southwest Missouri city just beginning recovery from Sunday's tornado.
Emergency officials said the storm likely will slow down work to find anyone who might still be trapped in damaged buildings.