Forty years to the month after a paralyzing tornado struck Joplin, MO in 1971, rescue workers carefully search the again devastated city for survivors of last night's storm. KCUR's Dan Verbeck joined us from Joplin during today's St. Louis on the Air. 90 people are now confirmed dead due to the tornado, but one fire official told Verbeck they expect the toll to rise to at least 100.
Rescue workers are searching for survivors following a massive tornado that blasted a four-mile path across southwestern Missouri slamming into the city of Joplin with cataclysmic force. The tornado last night ripped into a hospital, destroyed neighborhoods and upended cars.