2011 Joplin Tornado

2011 Joplin Tornado

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The 2011 Joplin tornado was a multiple-vortex tornado rated as an EF5 which struck Joplin, Missouri USA at about or shortly before 5:41 p.m. CDT on May 22, 2011. It was part of a larger late-May tornado outbreak and was an estimated 0.75 miles wide when it struck the city. It rapidly intensified and tracked eastward across the city at full intensity. It then continued eastward across Interstate 44 into rural portions of Jasper County. This was the first serious tornado to have struck Joplin since May 1971. The May 2011 tornado was the deadliest tornado to hit the United States since 1947 and the eighth-deadliest single tornado in U.S. history, killing at least 125 and injuring over 1,000. A preliminary survey of the tornado damage by the National Weather Service office in Springfield, Missouri, began on May 23. The initial survey confirmed a violent tornado rated as a high-end EF4 with winds up to 198 miles per hour, tracking at least 7 miles across the cityshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 181g
  • Ject Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136676559
  • 9786136676555