Post EF5 Tornado Joplin Missouri

Damage from Devastating EF5 Tornado that Hit Joplin Missouri

This aerial photograph captured the post damage of an Enhanced Fujita Scale (EF-5) tornado that hit Joplin, Missouri on May 22, 2011, one of many tornadoes and storms that wrecked havoc on the Midwest this month. The death toll has risen to 132 and possibly more that have not been accounted for. There have been approximately 1,000 tornadoes in the US so far this year, according to the National Weather Service.

More than 500 people have been killed by twisters in 2011, making it the deadliest tornado year in the United States since 1953, according to the National Weather Service. The Joplin tornado was rated an EF-5, with winds in excess of 200 miles per hour.

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Aerial Photograph (30 cm) of EF-5 Tornado Damage Joplin, Missouri

May 22, 2011

© Aerial Imagery Courtesy of MJ Harden, a GeoEye Company

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Aerial Photograph (30 cm) of EF5 Tornado Damage – Joplin, Missouri

Joplin High School

© Aerial imagery courtesy of MJ Harden, a GeoEye Company

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Satellite Imagery and Aerial Photography incorporated with Geographic Information Systems (GIS), can give State and Emergency officials a wealth of information for assessment, analysis and monitoring of natural disasters such as Hurricanes, Tornadoes and Cyclone damage from small to large regions around the globe.

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