(NECN/KMBC) - At least 89 people are dead after a massive tornado tore through a six-mile path across Southwest Missouri.
It slammed into the city of Joplin on Sunday, leaving behind a forest of destruction.
Authorities warn the death toll could climb as the search and rescue efforts continue. Thunderstorms and gusty winds are hampering the efforts.
An unknown number of people were injured in the storm.
The Heart of Missouri United Way launched a Joplin Relief Fund, where 100 percent of all donations will be given to relief efforts in Joplin. Text "JOPLIN" to 864833 to make a $10 donation, or visit the organization's website for more information.