Destructive storms continue to tear through Missouri,
including one single tornado that has killed 116 people,
injured over 500 and leveled the center of Joplin, Mo.
The massive tornado that struck Joplin
was nearly one mile wide, and took a path 6 miles long
through this southwestern Missouri city . . .
with winds of 200 miles per hour.
It is the single most destructive tornado on record
in the United States since 1947.
Homes and property were completely leveled,
including St. John's Hospital, with property and records
reportedly found 60 miles from Joplin.
Severe weather has continued to plague the state,
with tornado warnings issued for tomorrow,
in the same devastated areas of Missouri.
The southern half of our state reports massive storms today,
including high winds, large hail and loss of trees & property.
This Spring season has over 1,000 tornados
recorded throughout Missouri.
(That sets an unfortunate record!)
Our hearts and prayers go out to families who
have lost their homes and loved ones.