Joplin Tornado: Death and Destruction by the Numbers

The town was hit by the single deadliest twister since 1950 on Sunday.

ByABC News
May 25, 2011, 8:20 AM

May 25, 2011 — -- The massive twister that leveled 30 percent of Joplin, Mo., has been rated an EF5 -- the highest rating based on inflicted damage -- by the National Weather Service and has been labeled the deadliest single tornado since 1950.

Here is a breakdown of the latest numbers related to the town of approximately 50,000 and the 2011 tornado season.

The statistics represent the official record of the National Weather Service, which covers 1950 to the present day.

Joplin Tornado

Tornado Count

Death Toll