Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Joplin Tornado Rated EF-5 - Latest May 22, 2011 Joplin, MO Tornado Stats

The tornado that ripped through Joplin has been upgraded to the largest Enhanced Fujita Scale rating of EF-5. The winds were above 200 MPH.

This is the deadliest tornado since modern record keeping started at the National Weather Service. It is now ranked as the 8th deadliest in history.

As of the evening of 5/24/11, 122 have been confirmed killed. About 1500 are missing, but due to communication issues, that number should come down quite a bit as people report in.

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