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Joplin Tornado

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On May 22, 2011 the single deadliest tornado in the U.S. since 1947 struck Joplin, Missouri, and the surrounding area. The tornado killed 161 people and injured approximately 1371 more - it cut a ¾-mile-wide and 6-mile-long swath through town destroying thousands of homes and businesses in its path

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