U.S. rescuers continue to search for survivors in Joplin (Missouri). According to ITAR-TASS news agency, referring to the local authorities, from the rubble of destroyed buildings extracted for 17 people, and now they are being treated. Previously, "Rosbalt" reported seven survivors.The National Weather Service said the tornado that passed through the city and claimed the lives of at least 116 people, "was the strongest in 61 years of observations." According to meteorologists, the wind speed inside a tornado more than 300 km per hour.It is noted that in the aftermath of the disaster complicate weather. Thus, in the disaster zone observed gale with rain. Delivered in a hospital in two police emergency services, received severe burns from lightning. In this case, forecasters do not exclude that in Joplin today can form new tornadoes. Appropriate warnings are transmitted on all radio and TV stations of the city. In addition, meteorologists predict hail.Add that to the authorities of the city is not yet possible to fully restore electricity in the city. Several neighborhoods remain without water. There are serious disruptions in mobile communications — a tornado damaged several cellular towers, affects the impact of a severe thunderstorm.
According to firefighters, as a result of the disaster completely destroyed two thousand buildings, 25-30% of the buildings were seriously damaged. Tornado literally flattened whole neighborhoods, emptying the strip length of about 10 km. The debris of houses and cars scattered in a radius of about 100 km.Recall tornado mile high and a diameter of 10 km struck Joplin on May 22. He practically flattened the southern part of the city, with a population of about 50 thousand people.The governor of the U.S. state of Missouri, the victim of one of the most devastating in its history, tornado, Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency and ordered the National Guard to join the search for the dead and wounded.