May 22, 2011, was a beautiful spring Sunday until the sky started to darken as early evening arrived. The sky was an omen for what was to come within the hour — an EF5 tornado that bore its way through the center of Joplin, starting near St. John’s Hospital on the west and continuing through tiny Duquesne as it tore east, ultimately traveling 13 miles.
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