Video Captures Joplin Tornado Terror

People scream, cry as they frantically scramble to shelter
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 23, 2011 9:44 AM CDT

(Newser) NPR points to a terrifying first-person video of the tornado that slammed Joplin last night, killing at least 89. Though you can’t see much in the recording, the chilling audio gives a good idea of what happened when the tornado hit a convenience store. Customers worry and comfort each other, then begin screaming and crying as the tornado causes the glass to break. In the ensuing scramble to the walk-in storage refrigerator, you can hear people praying and saying “I love you.” Warning: Footage is disturbing. Click for more on last night's disaster. (Read more Joplin tornado stories.)

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