Tornado causes 'some fatalities' in Joplin, Missouri
May 22nd, 2011
08:59 PM ET

Tornado causes 'some fatalities' in Joplin, Missouri

A violent tornado struck Joplin, Missouri, on Sunday afternoon, causing "some fatalities" and significant damage to buildings, officials told CNN.

Also, the National Weather Service said it was tracking a "large and extremely dangerous tornado" near Noel, Missouri.

The twister that hit Joplin, about 150 miles south of Kansas City, Missouri, caused "some fatalities," though the exact number was not known, said Lynn Ostot, spokeswoman for the city of Joplin.

Authorities there were contending with multiple reports of people trapped, as well as significant structural damage to St. John's Regional Medical Center, which was hit directly by the apparent tornado, city officials said. CNN affiliate KSHB said there were reports of fires throughout the hospital.

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  1. Sonny

    https://www.facebook.com/joplintornadoinfo#!/joplinslovedones

    May 23, 2011 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Annette

    I am praying for the best but expecting the worst. I have a friend who lives in Joplin. My thoughts and Prayers are
    with the entire Metropolis of Joplin and the Surrounding areas. My God console the ones who lost loved ones,.

    May 23, 2011 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  3. STEPHEN MOORE

    Looking for all my joplin friends if your out there please respond as well as my family members ..........

    May 24, 2011 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  4. STEPHEN MOORE

    PLESE HELP THOSE IN TIME OF NEED 125 LIVES SO FAR I HAVE CONTACTED FRIENDS THEY HAVE LOST EVERYTHING BUT THERE LIVES YOU CAN DONATE BY TEXTING THE WOR JOPLIN TO 864833 10.00 WILL BE CHARGED TO YOUR BILL ..AND THANKS FOR YOUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS.....

    May 25, 2011 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Observer1290

    Obama shut down the weather forecasting satellites that could have warned people of this disaster, and saved lives.
    Is Obama a liar or insane?

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsf2NvF2gxs&w=640&h=390]

    May 30, 2011 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Shawna Schiler

    Think, think, think for yourselves people! I pray for you all that have been affected by the storm in Joplin. Does knowing something before it happens, change the outcome? Does worring about anything make it any better?

    July 3, 2011 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
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