I SURVIVED THE JOPLIN TORNADO

Lauren Tarshis

I SURVIVED THE JOPLIN TORNADO OF 2011,

The Joplin tornado of 2011 was a very large tornado, it was 1/3 of a mile long and about 250 miles per hour, it was an EF5 tornado. In this story it is about a boy with the name of Dex. Saturday ,May 21 9:00 A.M., there were about 50,000 people living in Joplin at the time Dex was riding his bike while his little dog Zekie was trotting right beside him. When suddenly he shot up in the air Dex did not hit the car that was driving pass Zekie stopped him from hitting the car. Zekie got infront of the wheel. The guy came over and asked if he was okay there was something weird about this man and his bald head. He's seen this man before.

Jeremy

He was D.r Norman Gage, he was a storm chaser. They watch his show all the time called Tornado Mysteries. That was in tell his brother went into the Military his brothers name was Jeremy , Dex was wide awake that night thinking of all the ways Jeremy couldn't come home in one piece.

IF YOU DON'T WANT ME TO SPOIL IT, DO NOT READ!!!!!!!!!!!!

All at once the world shattered, the rest of my roof flew off. Soon every thing went black. The next morning everything felt like a dream, he had gotten something from the mail, he realized it was a tiny box from a far off country it was from Jeremy he quickly opened up the box and saw that it was a golden trident pin. Jeremy's SEAL pin. And a little note said you earned this, a couple of Dexer's old friend's had volunteered at a shelter for their organized churches, when Dexes journey had just begun.