May 24, 2011
Joplin: Aftermath, May 24.
A metal chair is stuck into the outer wall of an Academy Sports + Outdoors store off South Range Line Road in Joplin after Sunday's EF5 tornado.
St. Louis Strike Team 3's Joe Waddell takes a lunch break Tuesday after searching for survivors all morning in Joplin.
A bedroom is left open to the elements on Tuesday afternoon after Joplin's EF5 tornado.
Volunteers go on a search and rescue mission after hearing a rumor that a survivor was found in the wreckage Tuesday afternoon. They found no one.
An overturned car sits in front of the Plaza Apartment complex which is uninhabitable after the tornado. Dozens of fire alarms still ring in the dormant apartments.
Richard Simpson, 71, stands in the doorway of his home in Joplin, which received heavy damage from Sunday evening's weather.
Sunday's weather carved a path through western Joplin that leveled most buildings in the central Joplin area.
Providing food, shelter and medical treatment to those displaced by the tornado, Red Cross housed more than 150 people at Missouri Southern State University.
An apartment in the Plaza Apartments complex lies exposed to the elements after the tornado in Joplin.
The Plaza apartment complex, located in east Joplin, joins the many other buildings in the city devastated by Sunday's violent weather.
Maps of the deadliest tornadoes to hit Missouri and the U.S., with descriptions of rankings by the Fujita scale of tornado intensity.
Brood 19 cicada exoskeletons dot the leaves of a tree outside a Windsor Street home on Tuesday. The cicadas are finishing the last weeks of their 13-year life cycles.
A cicada emerges from its exoskeleton on the trunk of a tree at Stephens College on Tuesday.
A brood 19 cicada sits on the leaf of a plant on Windsor Street on Tuesday. Male cicadas sound a mating call to attract females. The females lay eggs in the branches of trees, and the eggs hatch about two months later. These nymphs then fall to the ground and burrow for 13 years until the next cycle.
Brood 19 cicadas rest on a leaf of a shrub in a Windsor Road home on Tuesday.
A cicada climbs the side of the Civil War honor roll memorial in front of the the Boone County Courthouse on Tuesday. Cicadas have emerged in Columbia to reproduce and finish their 13-year life span.
The path of a powerful tornado is seen in Joplin on Tuesday.
The path of a powerful tornado is seen in Joplin, Mo. Tuesday, May 24, 2011. A tornado moved through much of the city Sunday, damaging a hospital and hundreds of homes and businesses and killing at least 116 people.