Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Missouri Tornado Aerial Photo Shows Extent Of Destruction In Joplin - GeoEye is Elevating Insight

Devastating images of the twister's destruction have already spread across the Internet, as has a horrifying video shot from inside the heart of the storm. Now, an aerial photo from GeoEye reveals the massive extent of ruination left behind from the tornado.

This one-foot resolution, digital aerial image of Joplin, Missouri, was collected May 24, 2011 at approximately 9:30 a.m. The image shows the remains of Joplin High School, located at 21st and Indiana, just two days after a Level 5 tornado touched down on May 22, 2011 and destroyed most of the town.

Aerial imagery courtesy of MJ Harden, a GeoEye Company.

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