The Joplin tornado was devastating and, as you'll see from these amazing photos, left parts of the city forever changed.
As a kid in Ohio, I remember having to crawl under the house whenever we had a tornado warning. The waiting was scary, but nothing like this video taken from someone in Joplin who was inside a store that was torn apart when the tornado hit.
The video i took while at Fastrip on east 20th street. We huddled in the back of the store until the glass got sucked out , then ran into the walk in storage fridge. Sorry for the lack of visuals but the audio is pretty telling of how intense the storm was. The tornado hits at around 1:20 seconds.
It really gives you a terrifying idea of what it would be like to be sitting and waiting in the dark when a building is suddenly destroyed all around you.
The guy went back to the store the next day and here's what it looked like...
They were very lucky to get out alive.