2011 Joplin tornado

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Damage from the tornado

The 2011 Joplin tornado was a windy and dangerous EF5 tornado that hit Joplin, Missouri on the afternoon of May 22, 2011. It had winds of over 200 miles per hour.[1] It killed 158 people and hurt 1,150 others.[2][3] It caused $2.8 billion in damage. It is the costliest tornado to hit the United States.[4] It was the third tornado to hit Joplin since May 1971.[4]

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  1. KYTV (May 27, 2011). "National Weather Service offers insight into EF5 rating for Joplin tornado". Schurz Communications. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2013-09-21.
  2. "Storm Event Survey". National Weather Service, Springfield, Missouri. September 15, 2011.
  3. "Annual U.S. Killer Tornado Statistics". Storm Prediction Center.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Belk, Brad. "Joplinglobe.com". Joplinglobe.com. Archived from the original on 2014-02-01. Retrieved 2013-09-21.

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