Monday, May 23, 2011

2011 Was Already A Bad Year. It Got Worse.

Before May even began, 363 people had been killed by tornadoes in 2011, most of those were killed during the tornado outbreak of late April, which killed over 340 during the rampage across Mississippi and Alabama.

I figured the worst of the 2011 season was over, as May, typically the most active month of the year was quiet - until yesterday.

Sunday afternoon a major tornado (preliminarily estimated to be an EF4) plowed into Joplin, Missouri, killing at least 90 116 people and devastating the community. (Nothing was spared - the tornado destroyed a fire station, badly damaged a hospital, and leveled neighborhoods.)

Tornadoes haven't claimed a toll like this since the 1950s.

If you can help, now's the time.

Because unfortunately, it's not getting better anytime soon. Tornadoes and severe weather are forecast for Oklahoma and Missouri today and tomorrow.