It was a hot and humid Sunday afternoon on the 22nd May 2011, a supercell thunderstorm tracked from southeast Kansas into the far southwest Missouri.
It’s suffice to say this supercell thunderstorm produced an EF-5 Tornado over Joplin, Missouri – causing incredible destruction and a tragic loss of life.
This storm – along with others – caused additional Tornadoes, wind damage and flash flooding across far southwest Missouri.
As mentioned above: A significant portion of Joplin was devastated by an EF-5 – winds greater than two hundred miles per hour – Tornado.
This resulted in the deaths of one hundred and fifty eight people + over a thousand injured in the city.
The Joplin Tornado is the deadliest since modern record keeping began in 1950 and is (currently) ranked seventh amongst the deadliest Tornadoes in the history of the U.S.
With that being said, now relive the May 2011 EF-5 Joplin Tornado in the videos below.
Find two ground zero videos of the Joplin Tornado below.
- Joplin mo tornado survival live footage 5/22/11 – Part #2
- Joplin mo tornado survival live footage 5/22/11 – Part #3