Tuesday, May 24, 2011

First Person Video of Joplin Tornado

I believe this footage is the most intense thing I have ever watched.  This first person video of a group of people huddled inside a walk-in cooler at a convenience store is not for the faint of heart to watch.  This video was shot at the Fastrip on east 20th Street.  The people in the video all survive, but you still might want to have a box of tissues with you if you wish to watch the video.

* This video is first person in that it was not captured by a news outlet - it is not first person as in me filming it.  It is just one of many videos that have been posted to YouTube showing the destruction in Joplin.

Have a safe Tuesday.


  1. Oh my gosh! So scary! I can't even fathom what was going through their minds. And to hear them talking and that one lady praying and to hear complete strangers telling each other that they love each other...and that child crying breaks my heart. They are so, so blessed to have survived. Bless them and all those in Joplin. So many lost - it's good to know that these people survived.

  2. This was worse than actually watching what was happening, because you were really right there with them, not able to see anything. The young man who kept his wits during this whole thing should get a medal or something. I am sooooo thankful we're in a drought down here considering what everyone is going through further north!

  3. Wow....that was very emotional to watch and listen to.

  4. Our newspaper here featured a huge color photo of Joplin in this morning's paper. It was pretty unbelieveable. I'm glad you're safe and sound and hope you stay that way!


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