Sunday, May 22, 2011, started out like any other late-spring day in Joplin, Missouri, U.S. Families were grilling out, kids were playing in the parks and, on this day, Joplin High School was holding its graduation at the local university. But, in just 32 minutes, the community landscape and residents' lives were forever changed. At 5:41 p.m., an EF5 tornado, with winds stronger than 200 mph (322 kmph), tore through the town. On the ground for 32 minutes, the storm took its time as it ...
Website Registration Required to Access this Content
Only registered users have access to Silver content.
Registration on tdworld.com allows you exclusive access to high-value content such as Transmission & Distribution World supplements: Smart Grid, Renewables, Vegetation Management, Linemen, and Hurricane Sandy.