Joplin tornado, before and after

New high-res aerial images from GeoEye capture Joplin, Missouri on May 2, 2011 at 8:30 am, two days after the deadliest U.S. tornado in 64 years tore through the city. Hover over the photos below to compare this new imagery with satellite shots taken 2 years ago.

E 24th Street


Franklin Technology Center and Joplin High School (right):


Indiana Ave:


Grand Ave:


Aerial imagery courtesy of MJ Harden, a GeoEye Company.
2009 Satellite photos courtesy the USDA Farm Service Agency / Google Earth.

You can also view the imagery in Google Earth through this KML file. It’s 9MB so takes a few seconds to download.

Update May 27: GeoEye has published a Google Earth KML with more extensive coverage of the damage in Joplin. View the GeoEye High Resolution Imagery in Google Earth

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