May 25th, 2011
01:00 PM ET

Joplin dodges new storms as cleanup continues

Joplin, Missouri (CNN) - Residents of tornado-ravaged Joplin, Missouri, again found themselves huddling in shelters as another round of powerful storms roared across the Plains early Wednesday.

The tornado that struck the community Sunday killed at least 125 people, in what authorities said was the deadliest single U.S. tornado since modern record-keeping began 61 years ago.

Late Tuesday night, the city was briefly under a tornado warning before high winds whipped the area and lightning lit the night sky.

Turbulent spring weather has interrupted search efforts more than once in the three days since the powerful twister flattened a large section of the town of 50,000 people.

Rescue teams pulled two more people alive from the rubble, Joplin City Manager Mark Rohr said Tuesday. An estimated 750 people have been treated at area hospitals.


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