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Joplin: 158 killed

22 May, 2011

158 fatalites and over 1000 injuries occur after a tornado tears through the Joplin, Missouri area . The tornado is regarded as the 7th deadliest in U.S. history and the deadliest since modern record keeping began in 1950. It earns an EF-5 classification with winds exceeding 200 mph.

Devastating Joplin, Missouri EF-5 Tornado – May 22, 2011