Historic missouri numbers dating back to1988
At some residences, reinforced concrete porches were deformed, or in some cases completely torn away.Damage to driveways was noted at some residences as well.The Greenbriar Nursing Home was completely leveled, with 21 fatalities occurring there alone.
It heavily damaged every business along that stretch and several institutional buildings were virtually destroyed.
It heavily damaged several homes at a subdivision in this area at EF1 to EF2 strength.
The tornado continued to strengthen as it ripped through another subdivision just east of Iron Gates Rd.
Pieces of cardboard were found embedded sideways into stucco walls that remained standing at Joplin High School.
Steel beams and pieces of fencing were deeply embedded into the ground in fields near the high school as well, steel fence posts were bent to the ground in opposite directions, and a school bus was thrown into a nearby bus garage.
Damage became remarkably widespread and catastrophic at and around the nearby St.