The death toll in Joplin, Missouri, has now topped 118, making Sunday’s catastrophe the single deadliest tornado recorded in the United States since record keeping began 60 years ago.
AP Photographer Charlie Riedel took a trip in a helicopter to capture images of Joplin’s devastated landscape from above.
The American Red Cross has set up a number of shelters in the area and is taking donations. Those interested in contributing can either text REDCROSS to 90999 (for a $10 donation) or visit the Red Cross website
May 24, 2011 by sbasar