(WHAS 11)--Residents of Joplin, Missouri know exactly what the people in Moore, Oklahoma are going through.
It was 2 years ago that an EF five tornado tore through their town.
The Joplin tornado killed 161 people making it the seventh deadliest single tornado in US history.
The deadliest tornado in modern history.
The community plans to observe the anniversary in a city park with a picnic recognizing people and groups who have helped in the recovery.