The city of Joplin, Missouri was hard hit by a massive funnel cloud at about 6:00pm local time on Sunday, May 22. The tornado destroyed major parts of the city, and more than 100 people are reported dead so far. City officials are posting important updates regularly here.
According to many reports, this was one of the deadliest tornado strikes in half a century. Some brave storm chasers managed to get this glimpse of the killer storm on video: