Massive Tornado Strikes Carl Junction, Missouri
A massive-scale tornado is currently ravaging Carl Junction, Missouri. The tornado appears, in one image, to be massive in width as it enters the city. Carl Junction is near Joplin, the city that was struck by an EF5 tornado several years back.
Picture of the tornado that likely hit Carl Junction and Orongo shows that it is an absolute MONSTER. Looks to be 3/4 of a mile wide or larger. pic.twitter.com/YPAZEl5gyd
— Alex Lubbers (@AlexLubbers2) May 23, 2019
In another video, you can see the same tornado spiraling through the urban areas of Carl Junction.
tornado behind my house in Carl junction pic.twitter.com/8BmR7gvWrt
— shayla brooks (@shayla_1350) May 23, 2019
The radar is currently indicating the tornado is leaving the city while still carrying debris.
Carl Junction, MO likely just took a direct hit from a large, destructive tornado. Correlation coefficient w/ a large blue area leaving the community of Carl Junction is not a good sign. Represents debris being lofted by the tornado. #MOwx pic.twitter.com/evcwz5MOcU
— Colby Pope (@weathercolby) May 23, 2019
We will keep you updated as more information becomes available. If you are anywhere in the area, take cover. For everyone else, take a look at our tornado survival guide and get the info before you need it.
Author: Jim Satney
PrepForThat’s Editor and lead writer for political, survival, and weather categories.