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Unbelievable Before-and-After Picture From Joplin, MO Neighborhood


Buzzfeed has posted an alleged before-and-after picture from a Joplin, MO neighborhood that shows just how utterly devastating the F4 tornado from earlier this week was.

This is reportedly the E 24th St. area between Kentucky Avenue and Grand Avenue. The first picture, from Google Street View, shows what the neighborhood looked like before:

And this is the after:

These are the pictures side-by-side. Besides some slight variations, which can be accounted for when you take perspective into account, the pictures seem to match up:

The death toll from the storm has now hit 117, the single deadliest twister in the past 60 years according to National Weather Service.

Until this week, the single deadliest tornado on record with the National Weather Service in the past six decades was a twister that killed 116 people in Flint, Mich., in 1953.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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