Walmart Supercenter in Joplin, Missouri, Destroyed: Map of Location

Among other landmark buildings in Joplin, including the high school, St. John’s Regional Medical Center, and numerous homes, the Walmart Supercenter on Rangeline Road was destroyed in the tornado that leveled a third of the city Sunday. All of their employees have been accounted for, but the store has been completely destroyed. It was right in the middle of the storm track, which traveled almost parallel to 20th street and crossed Rangeline Road. Oddly enough, some people had ducked into the Walmart, seeking protection just before the storm hit. Here’s a map of the store’s location:

A Walmart spokesman said they would do everything they could to help and that Walmart has already made a sizeable donation to help in the recovery effort. Walmart’s home office in Bentonville, Arkansas, is only 60 miles south of Joplin.


About M.J.Deare

I am a writer, actively researching topics of interest. I am also a graduate of the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, with a degree in English, and have a master's degree from the University of Memphis. Born in New Orleans, I lived there until moving to northwest Arkansas and from there to Memphis, Tennessee. My husband and I currently reside in The Woodlands, Texas.
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5 Responses to Walmart Supercenter in Joplin, Missouri, Destroyed: Map of Location

  1. Joe says:

    Thanks for the info. My family had visited that Wal-mart when we were on vacation, so it made it more real than just something on TV. The employee’s were a big help. May God bless them in the weeks and months ahead.

  2. I am anxious to see a street map showing the areas that were destroyed. Then, I can tell if any of my friends were in the area. I used to live in Southern Joplin. . .

    • M.J.Deare says:

      Please see my post yesterday concerning the Walmart in Joplin. It has a street map, showing the path. Let me know if you can’t find it, and I’ll send you the link. I’m sending this “on the fly.”

  3. Pingback: Joplin tornado path map | Beneath the Oaks

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