Images of the Twin Cities' tornado have been flooding the web for the last few days. Although not as strong, nor nearly as deadly as Joplin's event, the images are a reminder of Mother Nature's significant force.

The National Weather Service has reported that the tornado was either a strong EF1 or an EF2 and that it cut a swath nearly fifteen miles long across 3 Metro counties. EF1 tornados can be clocked as high as 109 mph, with EF2's at 110-137 mph.