AlabamaWx.com – Heart breaking news and images are streaming out of Joplin, MO after a large, violent wedge tornado moved across the southern part of the city just before 6 p.m. last night. There are many, many fatalities and the death toll is certainly going to rise. The latest report we have is 24 fatalities.
UNTHINKABLE DEATH TOLLS: 366 people died in tornadoes in the United States in 1974. Before we started the day Sunday, we were at 362 fatalities. Sadly, we have surpassed that total. Let’s just hope that we don’t surpass the 1953 total, one of the worst years on record, when 519 people died.
40 YEARS: Joplin MO just marked the 40th anniversary of a devastating tornado that cut a path through the center of the city…[READ ARTICLE ON AlabamaWx.com]