May 22, 2011

On this date in Missouri history, an EF5 tornado devastates Joplin, killing at least 158 people.

Tornado bearing down on rural area.

Tornado Outbreak in St. Louis

On September 29, 1927, a tornado in St. Louis killed 85, injured as many as 1,500, and destroyed much of the area from Webster Groves to the Central West End and eastward to the Mississippi.