Monday, May 23, 2011

Heavy Storms Maul Midwest - "I would say 75% of the town is virtually gone," said Kathy Dennis of the American Red Cross. - 23rd May 2011



A tornado flattened buildings, snapped trees and tossed tractor-trailers like toys as it touched down in Joplin, Missouri, on Sunday night, causing an unknown number of deaths and injuries.

"I would say 75% of the town is virtually gone," said Kathy Dennis of the American Red Cross.

The twister was part of a line of severe weather that swept across the Midwest on Sunday, prompting tornado watches and warnings that stretched from Wisconsin to Texas. High winds and possible tornadoes struck Minneapolis and other parts of Minnesota, leaving at least one person dead and injuring nearly two dozen others, police said. Read More