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Tornado Statistics - May 22, 2011 - Joplin, MO

 
 
Tornado Statistics - May 22, 2011 - Joplin, MO Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 27, 2017
1. Tornado Statistics - May 22, 2011 - Joplin, MO Marker
Inscription.

5:34 pm: Touches down west of Joplin
5:41 pm: Reaches Cunningham Park
Highest Classification: EF5
Wind Speed: Excess 200+ mph
Duration: 38 Minutes
Length: 13 Miles
Peak Width: 3/4+ Mile
Lives Lost: 161
Injured: Over 1,000
Trees Destroyed: 18,000+
Buildings Destroyed: 8,000
Debris: 3,000,000 Cubic Yards
Cost: $1,347,883,644
Registered Volunteers: 126,804
Volunteer Hours: 775,000
Pets Displaced: 1,308
Pets Returned: 529
7th Deadliest Tornado in US History

[Photos of]
Tornado Path
Cunningham Park
 
Erected by TKF Foundation and the City of Joplin.
 
Location. 37° 3.831′ N, 94° 31.801′ W. Marker is in Joplin, Missouri, in Jasper County. Marker is on Maiden Lane north of 26th Street/Gabby Street Boulevard, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is part of the Butterfly Garden and Overlook. Marker is at or near this postal address: Cunningham Park, Joplin MO 64804, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Recovery Efforts: After the Storm (here, next to this marker); Survivor Quotes (here, next to this marker); St. John's Regional Medical Center

Tornado Statistics and Recovery Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 27, 2017
2. Tornado Statistics and Recovery Markers
(here, next to this marker); The Butterfly People (here, next to this marker); Joplin Tornado Memorial, Volunteer Tribute and Children's Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Butterfly Garden and Overlook (a few steps from this marker); A Tribute to the Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); The Miracle of the Human Spirit - Joplin 2011 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Joplin.
 
Also see . . .
1. National Geographic 2015 - Witness Joplin Tornado Full Documentary HD 2015. (Submitted on October 3, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Technical Investigation of the May 22, 2011, Tornado in Joplin, Missouri. (Submitted on October 3, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkDisasters
 
Butterfly Garden and Overlook image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
3. Butterfly Garden and Overlook
Frame structures representing the thousands of homes destroyed in the 2011 tornado
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 3, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 76 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 3, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on October 2, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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