The latest storm survey from the local NWS office in Springfield, MO has rated the Joplin tornado an EF5 with winds in excess of 200 mph. The death toll continues to climb, and at last report Tuesday evening 122 lives were claimed by this tornado. The Joplin tornado is the deadliest since modern recordkeeping began in 1950 and is ranked 8th among the deadliest tornadoes in U.S. history.
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