This was about 250 miles southwest of where I’m at. We got some very strong winds here from the storm as well, and some more today at work. Blew some windows out in the building I was in. These guys were actually driving towards this monster storm, at least for a few minutes.

So far the storms’ death toll is 116 people.

Keep Joplin in your heart, and make sure you have a strategy if this kind of thing ever unfortunately befalls you.

Here’s a good page on some stats I found. They are 2010 numbers. Note: 2011 has seen 481 deaths from tornadoes as of this post, with that number growing from the last one in Joplin.