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May 23, 2011

Now Missouri and Midwest Pummeled By Tornados

Lot of deadly weather lately.

The images today are shocking after a mile-wide tornado ripped a six-mile path through the once-bustling town of Joplin, Mo., leaving 90 dead and many more missing.

According to meteorologists, it's the deadliest single tornado to strike the country in 60 years. Red Cross representatives say that 75% of the town is gone (via Daily Mail).

From from Oklahoma to Wisconsin, the Joplin twister was one of 68 reported tornadoes across seven Midwest states over the weekend, according to the National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center.

Awful. Meanwhile, they're rebuilding in Alabama after last month's killer twisters. And offering prayers for the Midwesterners just stricken.

Willie Walker is still trying to put a new roof on his house because of the wave of tornadoes that killed more than 230 people across Alabama last month, but he took time Monday to do what he could for victims of twisters that killed scores in the Midwest.

“We’re praying for those people,” said Walker, a retired Marine, as workers stripped the remaining tar paper off his roof before a new layer went on. “We know what they’re going through because we’ve been there already.”

Meanwhile, via Jezebel, a cute little happy accident during an interview with one of the survivors of the Alabama storms.


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