We’ll Never Forget The Heartbreaking Tornado That Left Missouri Forever Changed

On May 22nd, 2011, a line of severe weather swept across the Midwest. This line of storms produced one of the most devastating tornadoes in Americann history. The E-5 tornado hit Joplin, Missouri around 6 P.M. and resulted in 161 casualties. Lasting roughly 40 minutes, the Joplin tornado and its destruction will never be forgotten.

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The resilience of the residents of Joplin is inspiring and those who lost their lives will always be remembered.

Were you affected by the Joplin tornado? Did you go to Joplin to volunteer during the emergency or after during clean-up and rebuilding? Share your memories of that day and the aftermath in the comments.