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Missouri Tornado Chasers' Raw Footage





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Tornado chasers captured the Joplin, Missouri tornado on video as it developed on the ground and then drove through the aftermath minutes following the destruction.

One hundred sixteen people have been reported killed with more missing and injured. The death toll is expected to rise. Joplin's main hospital took a direct hit. One-third of the city suffered catastrophic damage.


JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) - A massive tornado that tore a six-mile path across southwestern Missouri killed at least 116 people as it smashed the city of Joplin, ripping into a hospital, crushing cars and leaving behind only splintered tree trunks where entire neighborhoods once stood.

Authorities warned that the death toll could climb as search-and-rescue workers continued their efforts. Their task was made more miserable early Monday by a new thunderstorm that brought strong winds, heavy rain and hail.

More tornadoes touched down throughout the Midwest, with damage reported in Kansas, Minnesota and Oklahoma, as well as in Missouri. Dangerous weather is expected to continue across the region.

A brief moment of light with a rare double rainbow following the tornado:



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