Joplin, Missouri Tornado – How To Help

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Over One Hundred Dead As Major Tornado Devastates Joplin, Missouri
Over One Hundred Dead As Major Tornado Devastates Joplin, Missouri
JOPLIN, MO - MAY 24: Maddie Meek, 9, (L) and her mother Dina Meek salvage what they 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: 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)
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: 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: 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)
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: 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)
89 Dead As Major Tornado Devastates Joplin, Missouri
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)
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: 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)
Over One Hundred Dead As Major Tornado Devastates Joplin, Missouri
Over One Hundred Dead As Major Tornado Devastates Joplin, Missouri
JOPLIN, MO - MAY 23: Cars pass neighborhoods strewn with debris on May 23, 2011 in Joplin, Missouri. A tornado struck the city Sunday afternoon and residents have begun the long process of cleanup. A powerful tornado ripped through the densely populated town of Joplin yesterday killing at least 116 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: 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)
Over One Hundred Dead As Major Tornado Devastates Joplin, Missouri
Over One Hundred Dead As Major Tornado Devastates Joplin, Missouri
JOPLIN, MO - MAY 23: (L-R) Thomas Lett, Erin Hutchison, and her brother Chris Hutchison look for family photos in the remains of Chris' grandmother's home on May 23, 2011 in Joplin, Missouri. A neighbor found Chris' grandmother trapped in the hallway Sunday evening. "She was heading for the bathtub when the tornado hit. I don't know how she survived, but she did." Erin said. A powerful tornado ripped through the densely populated town of Joplin yesterday killing at least 116 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 23: Storm debris from a tornado that struck Sunday litters whole neighborhoods on May 23, 2011 in Joplin, Missouri. A powerful tornado ripped through the densely populated town of Joplin yesterday killing at least 116 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 23: (L-R) Thomas Lett, Chris Hutchison and his sister Erin Hutchison, look for family photos in the remains of their grandmother's home on May 23, 2011 in Joplin, Missouri. A neighbor found Chris' grandmother trapped in the hallway Sunday evening. "She was heading for the bathtub when the tornado hit. I don't know how she survived, but she did." Erin said. A powerful tornado ripped through the densely populated town of Joplin yesterday killing at least 116 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 23: Volunteers help the Kerr family clear debris from the front lawn of their home on May 23, 2011 in Joplin, Missouri. A powerful tornado ripped through the densely populated town of Joplin yesterday killing at least 116 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 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)
Over One Hundred Dead As Major Tornado Devastates Joplin, Missouri
Over One Hundred Dead As Major Tornado Devastates Joplin, Missouri
JOPLIN, MO - MAY 23: Jim Kerr (L) and his wife Carol Kerr take a break from clearing debris from the front lawn on May 23, 2011 in Joplin, Missouri. "I worked for the Red Cross for 22 years and I have never seen anything of this magnitude in all the years we've lived here. " Carol said. A powerful tornado ripped through the densely populated town of Joplin yesterday killing at least 116 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 23: Storm debris from a tornado that struck Sunday litters whole neighborhoods on May 23, 2011 in Joplin, Missouri. A powerful tornado ripped through the densely populated town of Joplin yesterday killing at least 116 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)
Over One Hundred Dead As Major Tornado Devastates Joplin, Missouri
Over One Hundred Dead As Major Tornado Devastates Joplin, Missouri
JOPLIN, MO - MAY 23: Jim Jr. Kerr (L) along with his father Jim Kerr, and mother Carol Kerr take a break from clearing debris from the front lawn on May 23, 2011 in Joplin, Missouri. "I worked for the Red Cross for 22 years and I have never seen anything of this magnitude in all the years we've lived here. " Carol said. A powerful tornado ripped through the densely populated town of Joplin yesterday killing at least 116 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 23: Storm debris from a tornado that struck Sunday litters whole neighborhoods on May 23, 2011 in Joplin, Missouri. A powerful tornado ripped through the densely populated town of Joplin yesterday killing at least 116 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 23: Jim Jr. Kerr (L) and his wife Joy Kerr clear debris from the front lawn of Jim Jr.'s parents home on May 23, 2011 in Joplin, Missouri. A powerful tornado ripped through the densely populated town of Joplin yesterday killing at least 116 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 23: Storm debris from a tornado that struck Sunday litters whole neighborhoods on May 23, 2011 in Joplin, Missouri. A powerful tornado ripped through the densely populated town of Joplin yesterday killing at least 116 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)
Over One Hundred Dead As Major Tornado Devastates Joplin, Missouri
Over One Hundred Dead As Major Tornado Devastates Joplin, Missouri
JOPLIN, MO - MAY 23: Jim and Janet Martin 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 said. A powerful tornado ripped through the densely populated town of Joplin yesterday killing at least 116 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 23: Sheila Bolte (L) and Ashley Hailey look up at the American flag they placed in a tree branch over the remains of Ashley's home after a tornado on May 23, 2011 in Joplin, Missouri. A powerful tornado ripped through the densely populated town of Joplin yesterday killing at least 116 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 23: Members of the Kansas City Fire Department Rescue Team travel house-to-house to look for survivors on May 23, 2011 in Joplin, Missouri. A powerful tornado ripped through the densely populated town of Joplin yesterday killing at least 116 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 23: Storm debris from a tornado that struck Sunday litters whole neighborhoods on May 23, 2011 in Joplin, Missouri. A powerful tornado ripped through the densely populated town of Joplin yesterday killing at least 116 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 23: Chad Lunt (L) of the Kansas City Fire Department Rescue Team travels house-to-house to look for survivors on May 23, 2011 in Joplin, Missouri. A powerful tornado ripped through the densely populated town of Joplin yesterday killing at least 116 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 23: Members of the Kansas City Fire Department Rescue Team travel house-to-house to look for survivors on May 23, 2011 in Joplin, Missouri. A powerful tornado ripped through the densely populated town of Joplin yesterday killing at least 116 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 23: Chad Lunt of the Kansas City Fire Department Rescue Team travels house-to-house to look for survivors on May 23, 2011 in Joplin, Missouri. A powerful tornado ripped through the densely populated town of Joplin yesterday killing at least 116 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 23: Chad Lunt (L) and Captain Mark Cado of the Kansas City Fire Department Rescue Team travels house-to-house to look for survivors on May 23, 2011 in Joplin, Missouri. A powerful tornado ripped through the densely populated town of Joplin yesterday killing at least 116 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 23: Debris from homes and cars are seen flung about after dozens of homes were destroyed and the search continues after 116 people where killed after a massive tornado passed through the town on May 23, 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 23: Debris from homes and cars are seen flung about after dozens of homes were destroyed and the search continues after 116 people where killed after a massive tornado passed through the town on May 23, 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 23: Julie Nichols (front) and Robyn Batten Field stand among what is left of their mothers home after it was destroyed by a massive tornado on May 23, 2011 in Joplin, Missouri. Authorities found 166 people killed and 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 23: Captain Mark Cado (below) and Chad Lunt (above) of the Kansas City Fire Department Rescue Team travel house to house to look for survivors on May 23, 2011 in Joplin, Missouri. A powerful tornado ripped through the densely populated town of Joplin yesterday killing at least 116 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 23: Debris from homes and cars are seen flung about after dozens of homes were destroyed and the search continues after 116 people where killed after a massive tornado passed through the town on May 23, 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 23: Rob Muir (C) of the Kansas City Fire Department Rescue Team, travels house to house to look for survivors on May 23, 2011 in Joplin, Missouri. A powerful tornado ripped through the densely populated town of Joplin yesterday killing at least 116 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 23: Preston Toombs walks through the debris of the home of his mother, Glenda Justus, who hid in the basement and came out alive on May 23, 2011 in Joplin, Missouri. Authorities found 166 people killed and 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 23: Rescue workers search through the debris of homes after116 people where killed when a massive tornado passed through the town on May 23, 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 23: A rescue worker is seen as he searches through what is left of a home after116 people where killed when a massive tornado passed through the town on May 23, 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 23: Debris from homes and cars are seen flung about after dozens of homes were destroyed and the search continues after 116 people where killed after a massive tornado passed through the town on May 23, 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 23: A rescue worker searches through the debris of a home after dozens of homes were destroyed and the search continues after116 people where killed when a massive tornado passed through the town on May 23, 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 23: An American flag is seen in a tree after dozens of homes were destroyed by a massive tornado and the search continues after 116 people where killed when the tornado passed through the town on May 23, 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 23: Gas company employees work on the gas lines next to the debris of homes after 116 people where killed when a massive tornado passed through the town on May 23, 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 23: Rescue workers search through the debris of a home after116 people where killed when a massive tornado passed through the town on May 23, 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 23: A rescue worker searches through the debris of homes after116 people where killed when a massive tornado passed through the town on May 23, 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 23: David Kooy and Preston Toombs sort through the debris of the home of Preston's mother, Glenda Justus, who hid in the basement and came out alive on May 23, 2011 in Joplin, Missouri. Authorities found 166 people killed and 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 23: A damaged home is seen surrounded by debris from other homes after 116 people where killed when a massive tornado passed through the town on May 23, 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 23: A damaged home is seen surrounded by debris from other homes after 116 people where killed when a massive tornado passed through the town on May 23, 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: Debris from destroyed homes are seen after a massive tornado passed through the town on May 24, 2011 in Joplin, Missouri. 116 people are known to have been killed and authorities expect the death toll to climb in the town of 50,000 people. Rescue workers are searching for survivors as the threat of further storms still looms. (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: Carra Reed looks at a friends home that was destroyed when a massive tornado passed through the town on May 24, 2011 in Joplin, Missouri. 116 people are known to have been killed and authorities expect the death toll to climb in the town of 50,000 people. Rescue workers are searching for survivors as the threat of further storms still looms. (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 23: A damaged home is seen surrounded by debris from other homes after 116 people where killed when a massive tornado passed through the town on May 23, 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 home is seen after a massive tornado passed through the town on May 24, 2011 in Joplin, Missouri. 116 people are known to have been killed and authorities expect the death toll to climb in the town of 50,000 people. Rescue workers are searching for survivors as the threat of further storms still looms. (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: Mark Hootselle helps a friend salvage what they can from a house after it was destroyed when a massive tornado passed through the town on May 24, 2011 in Joplin, Missouri. 116 people are known to have been killed and authorities expect the death toll to climb in the town of 50,000 people. Rescue workers are searching for survivors as the threat of further storms still looms. (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 23: Rescue workers search through the debris of a home after116 people where killed when a massive tornado passed through the town on May 23, 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: Lacy Tasker salvages what she can from her mothers house after it was destroyed when a massive tornado passed through the town on May 24, 2011 in Joplin, Missouri. 116 people are known to have been killed and authorities expect the death toll to climb in the town of 50,000 people. Rescue workers are searching for survivors as the threat of further storms still looms. (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: Mark Hootselle helps a friend salvage what they can from a house after it was destroyed when a massive tornado passed through the town on May 24, 2011 in Joplin, Missouri. 116 people are known to have been killed and authorities expect the death toll to climb in the town of 50,000 people. Rescue workers are searching for survivors as the threat of further storms still looms. (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 home is seen after a massive tornado passed through the town on May 24, 2011 in Joplin, Missouri. 116 people are known to have been killed and authorities expect the death toll to climb in the town of 50,000 people. Rescue workers are searching for survivors as the threat of further storms still looms. (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: Mark Hootselle helps a friend salvage what they can from a house after it was destroyed when a massive tornado passed through the town on May 24, 2011 in Joplin, Missouri. 116 people are known to have been killed and authorities expect the death toll to climb in the town of 50,000 people. Rescue workers are searching for survivors as the threat of further storms still looms. (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: Lacy Tasker salvages what she can from her mothers house after it was destroyed when a massive tornado passed through the town on May 24, 2011 in Joplin, Missouri. 116 people are known to have been killed and authorities expect the death toll to climb in the town of 50,000 people. Rescue workers are searching for survivors as the threat of further storms still looms. (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: Ernie Darby salvages what he can from his house after it was destroyed when a massive tornado passed through the town on May 24, 2011 in Joplin, Missouri. 116 people are known to have been killed and authorities expect the death toll to climb in the town of 50,000 people. Rescue workers are searching for survivors as the threat of further storms still looms. (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: Beverly Winans (L), Debbie Spurlin and Austin Spurlin look for what they can salvage from their home 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: Debbie Spurlin and her father Roy Winans looks for diamond rings lost when their home 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)
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