Joplin, Missouri residents remember deadly tornado that hit May 20, 2001

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 10:03am

Residents of Joplin, Missouri know exactly what the people in Moore, Oklahoma are going through following yesterday devastation. On May 22, 2001, an EF5 tornado tore through their town.

The Joplin tornado killed 160 people and a police officer was struck and killed by lightning the day after the twister hit.

The death toll from the Moore, Oklahoma tornado now stands at 51 but the number is expected to climb. Dozens of those victims are kids who were inside their elementary school when the tornado hit.

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