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On Sunday afternoon, May 22, 2011 a tornado hit Joplin, a southwestern Missouri town killing at least 89 people.
A lot of people were injured.
The path of the tornado through Joplin was estimated at six miles long and about 1/2 mile to 3/4 (1 kilometer) mile wide.
It is very sad and scary to see such a big and terrible disaster.
A lot of buildings were damaged and leveled, vehicles were damaged and there were fires from gas leaks at some damaged buildings.
The place looks like it had been hit by a bomb in a big war.
A local hospital, St. John’s Regional Medical Center was hit badly by the tornado.
Since last month, 330 people were killed by tornadoes in seven states.
238 people were killed by the tornado in Alabama on April 27, 2011.
Another tornado hit the north end of Minneapolis and some suburbs on Sunday, killing one person and injuring at least 30 others.
Tornadoes overnight on Saturday in northeast Kansas killed one person and damaged some 200 structures.