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Tornado Dead to Haunt Missouri Officials

Posted by feww on May 31, 2011

Joplin Tornado: Deadliest in Recorded History

Number of the missing is changing faster than Missouri officials can count

29 Missing in Joplin: Missouri officials rapidly reduce number of people unaccounted for after the deadly tornado!  

Other Official Stats

  • Sets of remains, including partial remains: 146 (Source: City Manager Mark Rohr quoting the Missouri Highway Patrol)
  • Missing in Joplin: 29  (down from 43 only  8 hours earlier, and from 1,500 six days earlier.)
  • No. of victims who have been positively identified: 101 (as of 3:00pm local time on Monday)
  • No. of school children killed in the tornado: 7  (from Joplin School District)
  • Number of teenage victims:  11 under the age of 18
  • About 5,000 people have so far registered with the FEMA seeking housing.

City officials said about 8,000 houses and apartment buildings were destroyed by the EF-5 tornado that struck Joplin on May 22, 2010.

Rotation tracks over Joplin, Missouri

Source: NSSL

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