200 mph Tornado Devastated the City of Joplin, Missouri
On the evening of May 22, 2011, a 200 mph tornado devastated the city of Joplin, home to 50,500 people. According to CNN, the death toll is 116 by Monday night while many still missing and hundreds injured. With worsening weather, the threat is still not over. Where continuous rain and hail are making Search & Rescue efforts difficult, the National Weather Center is predicting more tornados in Missouri and other parts of the United States on Tuesday.
Humanity First is closely monitoring and assessing situation on the ground and reaching out to the local sources to identify the needs.
Be prepared, we may need your help.
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