A massive tornado that ripped through Joplin Missouri Sunday evening killed at least 89 people. The number was announced at an early morning press conference outside the wreckage of a hospital that took a direct hit.
The twister cut a path nearly six miles long and more than a half-mile wide through the center of town. Much of the city’s south side was leveled, with businesses, homes and restaurants reduced to ruins.
Here’s a YouTube vid of the aftermath: