May 22, 2011, the costliest tornado in American history struck Joplin, Missouri, carving a mile-wide swath of destruction and death. Scientists descended on the city to find out what made this tornado so destructive. This film visits Joplin at the five-year mark, as its people continue to pick up the pieces and struggle to make sense of one of the worst natural disasters ever to hit the heartland.
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Originally posted 2020-01-26 23:00:10.