Massive Tornado Strikes Joplin

Over One Hundred Dead As Major Tornado Devastates Joplin, Missouri
Over One Hundred Dead As Major Tornado Devastates Joplin, Missouri
JOPLIN, MO - MAY 24: Jamie Bell stands with his mother Marie Rich in what used to be his 2nd floor apartment after it was destroyed when a massive tornado passed through the town killing at least 116 people on May 24, 2011 in Joplin, Missouri. Authorities were prepared to find more bodies in the town of 50,000 people. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Over One Hundred Dead As Major Tornado Devastates Joplin, Missouri
Over One Hundred Dead As Major Tornado Devastates Joplin, Missouri
JOPLIN, MO - MAY 24: Mallory Moser (from left) Carson Moser, and their nephew Tucker Scott look through the rubble of Scott's house after a massive tornado passed through the town killing at least 116 people on May 24, 2011 in Joplin, Missouri. Authorities were prepared to find more bodies in the town of 50,000 people. (Photo by Julie Denesha/Getty Images)
Over One Hundred Dead As Major Tornado Devastates Joplin, Missouri
Over One Hundred Dead As Major Tornado Devastates Joplin, Missouri
JOPLIN, MO - MAY 24: Roy White, Lance Rogers, and Carlos McQuary from Missouri American Water travel house-to-house to turn off water to individual residences after a massive tornado passed through the town killing at least 116 people on May 24, 2011 in Joplin, Missouri. Authorities were prepared to find more bodies in the town of 50,000 people. (Photo by Julie Denesha/Getty Images)
Over One Hundred Dead As Major Tornado Devastates Joplin, Missouri
Over One Hundred Dead As Major Tornado Devastates Joplin, Missouri
JOPLIN, MO - MAY 24: Mike Wilkins (L) and Callan Wilkins salvage what they can from the second floor of Mike's brothers home after it was destroyed when massive tornado passed through the town killing at least 116 people on May 24, 2011 in Joplin, Missouri. Authorities were prepared to find more bodies in the town of 50,000 people. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Over One Hundred Dead As Major Tornado Devastates Joplin, Missouri
Over One Hundred Dead As Major Tornado Devastates Joplin, Missouri
JOPLIN, MO - MAY 24: David Tipton (L) and Richard Porter visit what remains of the house Richard lived in and where he said a friend of his was killed after it was destroyed when a massive tornado passed through the town killing at least 116 people on May 24, 2011 in Joplin, Missouri. Authorities were prepared to find more bodies in the town of 50,000 people. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Over One Hundred Dead As Major Tornado Devastates Joplin, Missouri
Over One Hundred Dead As Major Tornado Devastates Joplin, Missouri
JOPLIN, MO - MAY 24: A destroyed church is seen after 116 people where killed when a massive tornado passed through the town on May 24, 2011 in Joplin, Missouri. Authorities were prepared to find more bodies in the town of 50,000 people. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Over One Hundred Dead As Major Tornado Devastates Joplin, Missouri
Over One Hundred Dead As Major Tornado Devastates Joplin, Missouri
JOPLIN, MO - MAY 24: Ellen Lewis (L) and Brenda Maseman help a friend salvage what they can from her parents house after it was destroyed when massive tornado passed through the town killing at least 116 people on May 24, 2011 in Joplin, Missouri. Authorities were prepared to find more bodies in the town of 50,000 people. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Over One Hundred Dead As Major Tornado Devastates Joplin, Missouri
Over One Hundred Dead As Major Tornado Devastates Joplin, Missouri
JOPLIN, MO - MAY 24: Lance Rogers (from left) and Carlos McQuary from Missouri American Water go house-to-house to turn the water to individual residences after a massive tornado passed through the town killing at least 116 people on May 24, 2011 in Joplin, Missouri. Authorities were prepared to find more bodies in the town of 50,000 people. (Photo by Julie Denesha/Getty Images)
Over One Hundred Dead As Major Tornado Devastates Joplin, Missouri
Over One Hundred Dead As Major Tornado Devastates Joplin, Missouri
JOPLIN, MO - MAY 24: Tucker Scott looks for his pet cat in the rubble of the home where he lived with his mother Megan Scott after a massive tornado passed through the town killing at least 116 people on May 24, 2011 in Joplin, Missouri. Authorities were prepared to find more bodies in the town of 50,000 people. (Photo by Julie Denesha/Getty Images)
Over One Hundred Dead As Major Tornado Devastates Joplin, Missouri
Over One Hundred Dead As Major Tornado Devastates Joplin, Missouri
JOPLIN, MO - MAY 24: A storm-damaged car rests in a neighborhood after a massive tornado passed through the town killing at least 116 people on May 24, 2011 in Joplin, Missouri. Authorities were prepared to find more bodies in the town of 50,000 people. (Photo by Julie Denesha/Getty Images)
Over One Hundred Dead As Major Tornado Devastates Joplin, Missouri
Over One Hundred Dead As Major Tornado Devastates Joplin, Missouri
JOPLIN, MO - MAY 24: Dina Meek salvages what she can from her sister-in-law's home after it was destroyed when massive tornado passed through the town killing at least 116 people on May 24, 2011 in Joplin, Missouri. Authorities were prepared to find more bodies in the town of 50,000 people. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
89 Dead As Major Tornado Devastates Joplin, Missouri
89 Dead As Major Tornado Devastates Joplin, Missouri
JOPLIN, MO - MAY 23: Debris surrounds a damaged home as a second storm moves in delaying rescue efforts on May 23, 2011 in Joplin, Missouri. A powerful tornado ripped through the densely populated town of Joplin yesterday killing at least 89 people. (Photo by Julie Denesha/Getty Images)
Photo by Julie Denesha/Getty Images
89 Dead As Major Tornado Devastates Joplin, Missouri
JOPLIN, MO - MAY 23: Janet Martin attempts to salvage medication and mementos from her brother's home before a second storm moves in, on May 23, 2011 in Joplin, Missouri. "Twenty minutes before the storm, he left to go to church. He would have been in that basement if he hadn't gone," Martin said. A powerful tornado ripped through the densely populated town of Joplin yesterday killing at least 89 people. (Photo by Julie Denesha/Getty Images)
Photo by Julie Denesha/Getty Images
Residents drive through the streets as more storm clouds gather on May 23, 2011 in Joplin, Missouri. (Photo by Julie Denesha/Getty Images)
89 Dead As Major Tornado Devastates Joplin, Missouri
JOPLIN, MO - MAY 23: Residents drive through the streets as more storm clouds gather on May 23, 2011 in Joplin, Missouri. A powerful tornado ripped through the densely populated town of Joplin yesterday killing at least 89 people. (Photo by Julie Denesha/Getty Images)
Residents drive through the streets as more storm clouds gather on May 23, 2011 in Joplin, Missouri. (Photo by Julie Denesha/Getty Images)
89 Dead As Major Tornado Devastates Joplin, Missouri
89 Dead As Major Tornado Devastates Joplin, Missouri
JOPLIN, MO - MAY 23: A car drives down a street with debris on either side as a second storm moves in delaying rescue efforts on May 23, 2011 in Joplin, Missouri. A powerful tornado ripped through the densely populated town of Joplin yesterday killing at least 89 people. (Photo by Julie Denesha/Getty Images)
89 Dead As Major Tornado Devastates Joplin, Missouri
89 Dead As Major Tornado Devastates Joplin, Missouri
JOPLIN, MO - MAY 23: Janet Martin attempts to salvage medication and mementos from her brother's home before a second storm moves in, on May 23, 2011 in Joplin, Missouri. "Twenty minutes before the storm, he left to go to church. He would have been in that basement if he hadn't gone," Martin said. A powerful tornado ripped through the densely populated town of Joplin yesterday killing at least 89 people. (Photo by Julie Denesha/Getty Images)
A tree stripped of bark and leaves frames St. John's Regional Medical Center on May 23, 2011 in Joplin, Missouri. (Photo by Julie Denesha/Getty Images)
89 Dead As Major Tornado Devastates Joplin, Missouri
JOPLIN, MO - MAY 23: A tree stripped of bark and leaves frames St. John's Regional Medical Center on May 23, 2011 in Joplin, Missouri. A powerful tornado ripped through the densely populated town of Joplin yesterday killing at least 89 people. (Photo by Julie Denesha/Getty Images)
A tree stripped of bark and leaves frames St. John's Regional Medical Center on May 23, 2011 in Joplin, Missouri. (Photo by Julie Denesha/Getty Images)
89 Dead As Major Tornado Devastates Joplin, Missouri
89 Dead As Major Tornado Devastates Joplin, Missouri
JOPLIN, MO - MAY 23: Destroyed homes and debris cover the ground as a second storm moves in on May 23, 2011 in Joplin, Missouri. A powerful tornado ripped through the densely populated town of Joplin yesterday killing at least 89 people. (Photo by Julie Denesha/Getty Images)
JOPLIN, MO - MAY 23:  Jim Martin videotapes the damage as he and his wife attempt to salvage medication from her brother's home before a second storm moves in, on May 23, 2011 in Joplin, Missouri. "Twenty minutes before the storm, he left to go to church.  He would have been in that basement if he hadn't gone," Janet Martin said. A powerful tornado ripped through the densely populated town of Joplin yesterday killing at least 89 people. (Photo by Julie Denesha/Getty Images)
89 Dead As Major Tornado Devastates Joplin, Missouri
JOPLIN, MO - MAY 23: Jim Martin videotapes the damage as he and his wife attempt to salvage medication from her brother's home before a second storm moves in, on May 23, 2011 in Joplin, Missouri. "Twenty minutes before the storm, he left to go to church. He would have been in that basement if he hadn't gone," Janet Martin said. A powerful tornado ripped through the densely populated town of Joplin yesterday killing at least 89 people. (Photo by Julie Denesha/Getty Images)
JOPLIN, MO - MAY 23: Jim Martin videotapes the damage as he and his wife attempt to salvage medication from her brother's home before a second storm moves in, on May 23, 2011 in Joplin, Missouri. "Twenty minutes before the storm, he left to go to church. He would have been in that basement if he hadn't gone," Janet Martin said. A powerful tornado ripped through the densely populated town of Joplin yesterday killing at least 89 people. (Photo by Julie Denesha/Getty Images)
89 Dead As Major Tornado Devastates Joplin, Missouri
89 Dead As Major Tornado Devastates Joplin, Missouri
JOPLIN, MO - MAY 23: A decorative brick rests on the foundation of a home near St. John's Regional Medical Center on May 23, 2011 in Joplin, Missouri. A powerful tornado ripped through the densely populated town of Joplin yesterday killing at least 89 people. (Photo by Julie Denesha/Getty Images)
89 Dead As Major Tornado Devastates Joplin, Missouri
89 Dead As Major Tornado Devastates Joplin, Missouri
JOPLIN, MO - MAY 23: A tree stripped of bark and leaves still stands near St. John's Regional Medical Center on May 23, 2011 in Joplin, Missouri. A powerful tornado ripped through the densely populated town of Joplin yesterday killing at least 89 people. (Photo by Julie Denesha/Getty Images)
89 Dead As Major Tornado Devastates Joplin, Missouri
89 Dead As Major Tornado Devastates Joplin, Missouri
JOPLIN, MO - MAY 23: Debris and destroyed trees lie in the yard of a damaged home near St. John's Regional Medical Center on May 23, 2011 in Joplin, Missouri. A powerful tornado ripped through the densely populated town of Joplin yesterday killing at least 89 people. (Photo by Julie Denesha/Getty Images)
89 Dead As Major Tornado Devastates Joplin, Missouri
89 Dead As Major Tornado Devastates Joplin, Missouri
JOPLIN, MO - MAY 23: A tattered flag flutters in trees stripped of bark near St. John's Regional Medical Center on May 23, 2011 in Joplin, Missouri. A powerful tornado ripped through the densely populated town of Joplin yesterday killing at least 89 people. (Photo by Julie Denesha/Getty Images)
89 Dead As Major Tornado Devastates Joplin, Missouri
89 Dead As Major Tornado Devastates Joplin, Missouri
JOPLIN, MO - MAY 23: An overturned car lies on the foundation of a home near St. John's Regional Medical Center on May 23, 2011 in Joplin, Missouri. A powerful tornado ripped through the densely populated town of Joplin yesterday killing at least 89 people. (Photo by Julie Denesha/Getty Images)
89 Dead As Major Tornado Devastates Joplin, Missouri
89 Dead As Major Tornado Devastates Joplin, Missouri
JOPLIN, MO - MAY 23: Uprooted trees are strewn on the lawns of homes near St. John's Regional Medical Center on May 23, 2011 in Joplin, Missouri. A powerful tornado ripped through the densely populated town of Joplin yesterday killing at least 89 people. (Photo by Julie Denesha/Getty Images)
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