Joplin Tornado Aftermath

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Tornado hits Joplin,Missouri
Cars are tossed about near Saint Johns Hospital on May 23, 2011 after a massive tornado hit the small southwestern Missouri town of Joplin on May 22, 2011. Officials say the tornado cut a path a mile wide by four miles, destroying over 2000 homes and businesses, including the hospital claiming 116 lives so far. UPI/Rick Meyer
UPI/Rick Meyer
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Tornado hits Joplin,Missouri
Cars are piled everywhere in Joplin, Missouri on May 23, 2011 after a massive tornado hit the small southwestern Missouri town of Joplin on May 22, 2011. Officials say the tornado cut a path a mile wide by four miles, destroying over 2000 homes and businesses, including the hospital claiming 116 lives so far. UPI/Tom Uhlenbrock
UPI/Tom Uhlenbrock
UPI/Tom Uhlenbrock
Tornado hits Joplin,Missouri
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon (L) takes a walking tour of tornado damaged Jopin, Missouri with NBC's Brian Williams on May 22, 2011. Officials say the tornado cut a path a mile wide by four miles on May 22, destroying over 2000 homes and businesses, including the hospital and claiming 116 lives so far. Williams once lived in the southwestern Missouri town. UPI/Tom Uhlenbrock
UPI/Tom Uhlenbrock
The helicopter at Saint Johns Hospital lies destroyed outside of the Emergency Department in Joplin, Missouri on May 23, 2011. UPI/Tom Uhlenbrock
Tornado hits Joplin,Missouri
The helicopter at Saint Johns Hospital lies destroyed outside of the Emergency Department in Joplin, Missouri on May 23, 2011. A tornado hit the town on May 22, cutting a path a mile wide by four miles, destroying over 2000 homes and businesses, claiming 116 lives so far. UPI/Tom Uhlenbrock
The helicopter at Saint Johns Hospital lies destroyed outside of the Emergency Department in Joplin, Missouri on May 23, 2011. UPI/Tom Uhlenbrock
UPI/Tom Uhlenbrock
Tornado hits Joplin,Missouri
A car sits destroyed near Saint Johns Hospital in Joplin, Missouri on May 23, 2011. A massive tornado hit the small southwestern Missouri town on May 22, 2011. Officials say the tornado cut a path a mile wide by four miles, destroying over 2000 homes and businesses, including the hospital and claiming 116 lives so far. UPI/Tom Uhlenbrock
UPI/Tom Uhlenbrock
Dark skies threaten as a shopping center sits destroyed in Joplin, Missouri on May 23, 2011. A EF-4 tornado hit the town on May 22, killing over 100 people so far. UPI/Tom Uhlenbrock
Tornado hits Joplin,Missouri
Dark skies threaten as a shopping center sits destroyed in Joplin, Missouri on May 23, 2011. A EF-4 tornado hit the town on May 22, killing over 100 people so far. UPI/Tom Uhlenbrock
Dark skies threaten as a shopping center sits destroyed in Joplin, Missouri on May 23, 2011. A EF-4 tornado hit the town on May 22, killing over 100 people so far. UPI/Tom Uhlenbrock
UPI/Tom Uhlenbrock
Tornado hits Joplin,Missouri
Medical equiptment sits outside of Saint John's Mercy Hospital in Joplin, Missouri on May 23, 2011. Officials say a tornado that hit the town on May 22, cut a path a mile wide by four miles, destroying over 2000 homes and businesses, including the hospital. UPI/Tom Uhlenbrock
UPI/Tom Uhlenbrock
UPI/Tom Uhlenbrock
Tornado hits Joplin,Missouri
Trees are bare of leaves after tornado damage in Joplin, Missouri on May 23, 2011. Officials say the tornado which hit the town on May 22, cut a path a mile wide by four miles, destroying over 2000 homes and businesses, including the hospital. UPI/Tom Uhlenbrock
UPI/Tom Uhlenbrock
UPI/Tom Uhlenbrock
Tornado hits Joplin,Missouri
An apartment complex has been reduced to ruble in Joplin, Missouri on May 23, 2011. Officials say the tornado that hit on May 22, cut a path a mile wide by four miles, destroying over 2000 homes and businesses, including the hospital. UPI/Tom Uhlenbrock
UPI/Tom Uhlenbrock
UPI/Tom Uhlenbrock
Tornado hits Joplin,Missouri
Cars are tossed about near Saint Johns Mercy Hospital in Joplin,Missouri on May 23, 2011. Officials say the tornado which hit the town on May 22, cut a path a mile wide by four miles, destroying over 2000 homes and businesses, claiming 116 lives so far. UPI/Tom Uhlenbrock
UPI/Tom Uhlenbrock
Members of Missouri Rescue Task Force 1 walk the streets of Joplin, Missouri looking for survivors after a tornado destruction on May 23, 2011. Officials say the tornado, which struck on May 22,  cut a path a mile wide by four miles, destroying over 2000 homes and businesses, including the hospital. UPI/Tom Uhlenbrock
Tornado hits Joplin,Missouri
Members of Missouri Rescue Task Force 1 walk the streets of Joplin, Missouri looking for survivors after a tornado destruction on May 23, 2011. Officials say the tornado, which struck on May 22, cut a path a mile wide by four miles, destroying over 2000 homes and businesses, including the hospital. UPI/Tom Uhlenbrock
Members of Missouri Rescue Task Force 1 walk the streets of Joplin, Missouri looking for survivors after a tornado destruction on May 23, 2011. Officials say the tornado, which struck on May 22, cut a path a mile wide by four miles, destroying over 2000 homes and businesses, including the hospital. UPI/Tom Uhlenbrock
UPI/Tom Uhlenbrock
Tornado hits Joplin,Missouri
A house that has been checked by first responders is marked in spraypaint in Joplin, Missouri on May 22, 2011. Officials say a tornado cut a path a mile wide by four miles, destroying over 2000 homes and businesses on May 22, claiming 116 lives so far. UPI/Tom Uhlenbrock
UPI/Tom Uhlenbrock
UPI/Tom Uhlenbrock
Tornado hits Joplin,Missouri
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon and First Lady Georganne Nixon talk with police outside Saint .John's Mercy Hospital in Joplin, Missouri on May 23, 2011. Officials say a EF-4 tornado cut a path a mile wide by four miles, destroying over 2000 homes and businesses on May 22, claiming 116 lives so far. UPI/Tom Uhlenbrock
UPI/Tom Uhlenbrock
UPI/Rick Meyer
Tornado hits Joplin,Missouri
Metal is wrapped around a tree near Saint Johns Hospital in Joplin, Missouri on May 23, 2011. A deadly tornado hit the small southwestern Missouri town on May 22, 2011. Officials say the tornado cut a path a mile wide by four miles, destroying over 2000 homes and businesses, including the hospital. 116 have died so far. UPI/Rick Meyer
UPI/Rick Meyer
Tree limbs are piled up near Saint John's Hospital in Joplin, Missouri on May 22, 2011. Officials say a deadly tornado cut a path a mile wide by four miles, destroying over 2000 homes and businesses. 116 people have died so far. UPI/Rick Meyer
Tornado hits Joplin,Missouri
Tree limbs are piled up near Saint John's Hospital in Joplin, Missouri on May 22, 2011. Officials say a deadly tornado cut a path a mile wide by four miles, destroying over 2000 homes and businesses. 116 people have died so far. UPI/Rick Meyer
Tree limbs are piled up near Saint John's Hospital in Joplin, Missouri on May 22, 2011. Officials say a deadly tornado cut a path a mile wide by four miles, destroying over 2000 homes and businesses. 116 people have died so far. UPI/Rick Meyer
UPI/Rick Meyer
Tornado hits Joplin,Missouri
Cars and trees sit next to a road, destroyed in Joplin, Missouri on May 23, 2011. A massive tornado hit the small southwestern Missouri town on May 22, 2011. Officials say the tornado cut a path a mile wide by four miles, destroying over 2000 homes and businesses, including Saint John's Hospital, where four people died. the tornado has claimed 116 lives so far. UPI/Rick Meyer
UPI/Rick Meyer
UPI/Rick Meyer
Tornado hits Joplin,Missouri
An American flag blows in the wind, attached to a downed limb, near a home that has been destroyed in Joplin, Missouri on May 23, 2011. A massive tornado hit the small southwestern Missouri town on May 22, 2011. Officials say the tornado cut a path a mile wide by four miles long, destroying over 2000 homes and businesses, including Saint John's Hospital. Officials also say 116 people have been found dead so far. UPI/Rick Meyer
UPI/Rick Meyer
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