Before-and-after picture from Joplin, MO neighborhood

This is reportedly the E 24th St. area between Kentucky Avenue and Grand Avenue. The first picture, from Google Street View, shows what the neighborhood looked like before.

And this is after.


The death toll from the storm has now hit 117, the single deadliest twister in the past 60 years according to the National Weather Service. Until this week, the single deadliest tornado on record killed 116 people in Flint, Mich., in 1953.

Joplin tornado Last update: Tue, 24 May 2011 11:05 -0400