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  • A tornado swept through the center of Joplin, Missouri, on May 22
  • The death toll is up to 142
  • 44 people are still missing after the storm

Joplin, Missouri (CNN) -- A tornado struck Joplin, Missouri, on May 22, flattening buildings, destroying neighborhoods and killing more people than any other U.S. tornado since modern record-keeping began in 1950.


They had 24 minutes to escape the twister


A week after the storm, the death toll stood at 142.


Video: Security cams show twister hit


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