May 17, 2012
A large tree is illuminated by emergency lights in Joplin in the aftermath of the tornando that ripped through the city on May 22, 2011. A large mattress impaled on the tree blows in the wind as the storm front seen in the rear moved out of Joplin in an easterly direction. The Callaway County Public Library will host a screening of the documentary “Deadline in Disaster,” which shares the story of the tornado through the eyes of the Globe staff at 6:30 p.m. on May 24.
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One year after an F-5 tornado ripped through Joplin, the Callaway County Public Library is offering area residents a peek into what the hours, days and months afterward have been like for the southwest Missouri town.