Deadly Tornado Hits Hospital, Kills 89 in Joplin, Missouri; Hits Minneapolis and Kills 1


Video of large trees down in Minneapolis. Tornadoes ripped through parts of the Midwest on Sunday, killing at least one person in Minneapolis and injuring at least 29.

AFTERMATH DAMAGE VIDEO …
St. John’s Regional Medical Center Hit By Tornado, Causing Serious Damage


Video showing extensive damage at St. John’s Regional Medical Center — especially to cars in the parking lot as camera follow’s The Weather Channel’s Mike Bettes.

Press release from Mercy

10:00 p.m. SUNDAY — Mercy’s hospital in Joplin (St. John’s Regional Medical Center) was hit by an apparent tornado earlier this evening and sustained extensive damage, precipitating a full evacuation. It is unknown at this time the extent of injuries. St. John’s Hospital in Springfield has set up an incident command center and is deploying resources, including ambulances, air ambulances and other medical necessities. At the current time, law enforcement is asking those in Joplin to please avoid coming near the hospital. A triage center has been set up at Memorial Hall at 212 W. 8th Street in Joplin.

10:30 p.m. SUNDAY — St. John’s Regional Medical Center has been fully evacuated and patients are being treated at multiple places throughout the region, including Springfield. St. John’s Joplin had 183 patients in the hospital at the time of the tornado.


NWS TORNADO REPORTS FOR SUNDAY MAY 22, 2011

MINNESOTA
ONE FATALITY OCCURRED AT THE INTERSECTION OF 37TH AND FREMONT AVENUE NORTH IN MINNEAPOLIS. TWO PEOPLE WERE REPORTED CRITICALLY INJURED. 30 INJURED TOTAL IN MINNEAPOLIS.

DEBRIS CLOUD HIGHWAY 100 AND 394..SURFACE LEVEL ROTATION REPORTED IN ST LOUIS PARK, MINNESOTA.

TREES DOWN 21ST AND THOMAS NORTH IN MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA.

TORNADO REPORTED HIGHWAY 694 OVER MISSISSIPPI RIVER IN BROOKLYN CENTER, MINNESOTA.

TORNADO REPORTED AT 29TH AND LOGAN NORTH IN MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA.

CAUGHT ON VIDEO NR CR36 AND IVYWOOD TRAIL IN CHISAGO CITY, MINNESOTA.

DAMAGE TO SILOS … ROOFS. 1/2 MILE N OF HARMONY, MINNESOTA.

MISSOURI
LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORTED A BRIEF TOUCHDOWN THAT DESTROYED AN OUT BUILDING IN LEXINGTON, MISSOURI.

TORNADO VISIBLE ON TV STATION HELICOPTER VIDEO IN HIGGINSVILLE, MISSOURI.

ROOF BLOWN OFF. CONFIRMED BY LOCAL TELEVISON HELICOPTER VIDEO IN WAVERLY MISSOURI.

HOUSE WAS REPORTED DESTROYED BY A TORNADO IN SLATER, MISSOURI.

RELAYED BY CENTRAL DISPATCH FROM VOLUNTEER FIREMAN IN SLATER, MISSOURI

SPOTTER IN WILLIAMSBURG LOOKING NE SEES FUNNEL TOUCHING THE GROUND NORTHEAST OF WILLIAMSBURG, MISSOURI.

NUMEROUS REPORTS OF TORNADO ON THE GROUND WEST OF JOPIN AND POWER FLASHES IN JOPLIN, MISSOURI.

22ND AND BLACKCAT RD NEIGHBOHOOD MASSIVE DAMAGE BEING REPORTED TO HOUSES AND TREES WITH PEOPLE TRAPPED IN DEBRIS IN JOPLIN, MISSOURI.

MULTIVORTEX TORNADO REPORTED NEAR 13TH AND RANGELINE RD. REPORTS OF DAMAGE TO NUMEROUS TREES AND HOUSES IN JOPLIN, MISSOURI.

SEMITRUCKS AND CARS FLIPPED OFF I-44. ALL INTERSTATE SIGNS GONE AND DAMAGED IN JOPLINE, MISSOURI.

REPORT OF A DAMAGED HOME ON STATELINE JUST NORTH OF SOUTHWEST CITY LANAGAN, MISSOURI.

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Death count at 89 at 9:00 a.m. Monday, May 23, 2011
Death count at 30 just after midnight on Monday, May 23, 2011.