Tag: "tornado"

US tornado death toll rises to 132

US tornado death toll rises to 132

On May 27 the authorities in Joplin city in the US state of Missouri updated the death toll to 132 from the deadliest single tornado that battered the city in the evening of May 22.

Missouri tornado death toll passes 100

Missouri tornado death toll passes 100

Officials in the US state of Missouri say at least 116 people are now confirmed dead after a tornado hit the city of Joplin on May 22, crushing cars and flattening homes.

Obama promises help to rebuild tornado-hit South

Obama promises help to rebuild tornado-hit South

On April 29 President Barack Obama promised federal aid to the tornado-ravaged South, where deadly twisters have killed at least 339 people and caused billions of dollars in damage.