Devastating Joplin Tornado Sent This Piece of Wood Through Concrete [PHOTO]
As the small town of Joplin, Missouri struggles to narrow down their list of 156 missing people and salvage what they can following the devastating EF-5 tornado that tore through the land five days ago, photos are surfacing that depict the sheer force of the multiple-vortex twister.
The tornado was the deadliest to hit the U.S. since 1947, killing at least 126 people with estimated wind speeds of over 200 miles per hour. The high winds destroyed buildings, tossed cars and even sent strips of wood through concrete curbs as seen in the cell phone photo below:
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