Devastating Joplin, Missouri EF-5 Tornado – May 22, 2011



On May 22, 2011 a highly destructive and deadly tornado tore through the city of Joplin, Missouri. Here is video of the tornado entering the southwest side of town, filmed by TornadoVideos.net Basehunters team Colt Forney, Isaac Pato, Kevin Rolfs, and Scott Peake. The team spent hours assisting with search and rescue and transporting victims to local hospitals in personal vehicles.

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27 Replies to “Devastating Joplin, Missouri EF-5 Tornado – May 22, 2011”

  1. I couldn't be a tornado chaser "driver". I can't even stand loud people in my car, when I'm not driving under extreme pressure/fear. I can't imagine having morons screaming while I'm trying to navigate safely with an F5 twister in front of me. I would've told them if they kept screaming, the next stop would be to kick them out and they could hitch a ride back with the twister.

  2. I read all of the I survived series and a lot of u may not know what that is but it is a books about all the biggest natural disasters and I read this one because now I know how bad it was

  3. My hometown. Such destruction, nothing was recognizable. Still doesn't look the same. I almost lost my son, his pregnant wife, and my little grandson. They left my house and were heading home. He wanted to go to St. John's hospital, where he thought it would be safe. She wanted to go home, blocks north of hospital. Damn good thing she won the fight..
    The tornado just missed them as they hunkered in a neighbors basement.
    Sadly, my little granddaughter, born 2 months later, died of DIPG brain cancer last Dec 14 at the age of 6☹.

  4. The Continue crew!
    That was devastating!
    Seeing the damage was unreal!
    Prob da quickest forming tornado I've ever seen!!!

    Glad they kept their distance!

    Btw did they get it all on film?!
    Wasn't sure if I heard him correctly! 😂🙄🤔

  5. Excuse me but how about at 2:38 getting OUT of the car, shutting off the camera , and seeing if you can lend assistance to someone, instead of being a gawker. Sorry fellas but society would sure be a lot more impressed if you helped someone instead of being an astonished video guy.

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