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Sunrise over Joplin, Mo as crews search for more survivors

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Debris from destroyed homes are seen after a massive tornado passed through the town in Joplin, Missouri.

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A destroyed home is seen in Joplin, Missouri two days after a massive tornado ripped through the town. Rescue workers are searching for survivors as the threat of further storms still looms.

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Early tuesday morning Carra Reed looks at a friend's home that was destroyed when a massive tornado passed through the town on May 22, in Joplin, Missouri. 116 people are known to have been killed and authorities expect the death toll to climb in the town of 50,000 people. Rescue workers are searching for survivors as the threat of further storms still looms.

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Rescue crews are hoping for the best but fearing the worst as they continue to search for more survivors in tornado-ravaged Joplin, Mo. TODAY's Al Roker reports.