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More than 1,500 police and firefighters from four states worked in a pouring rainstorm Monday afternoon, combing the wreckage of central Joplin for survivors of one of the deadliest tornadoes in U.S. history.
The Sunday night tornado chewed through a densely populated area of the southwest Missouri city, killing at least 89 as it tore apart homes and businesses, ripped into a high school and caused severe damage to one of the two hospitals in the city.
“Everybody’s going to know people who are dead,” said CNN iReporter Zach Tusinger, who said his aunt and uncle died in the tornado. “You could have probably dropped a nuclear bomb on the town and I don’t think it would have done near as much damage as it did.”
The tornado — the fourth-deadliest since the National Weather Service began keeping count in 1950 — caused significant damage to as many as a quarter of the buildings in Joplin, fire and emergency management officials said.
Parts of the city of 50,500 were unrecognizable, according to Steve Polley, a storm chaser from Kansas City, Missouri, who described the damage as “complete devastation.”
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