Massive Tornado Devastates Missouri

A catastrophic tornado ripped through Joplin, a south western Missouri city yesterday. It’s path of destruction lead through the center of Joplin, leaving about 2,000 structures damaged.   According to reports so far, the death toll has reached 89 with an unknown amount of people injured.  Local authorities have implemented a curfew to prevent looters, especially in the poor districts.
This one tornado reached wind speeds of 165mph and cut a path about six miles long and up to a mile wide.    The twister was one of 68 that were reported over the weekend and was a result of a large storm front sweeping across the country.  The weather is expected to reach the east coast by Friday.