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TOWN DEVASTATED, 81 TORNADOS WITHIN 24 HOURS

TOWN DEVASTATED, 81 TORNADOS WITHIN 24 HOURS

Rance Junge had the surprise of his life when he opened the back door of his Pronto pharmacy in Joplin, Mo., Sunday evening, exposing a scene from another world.

"It was just one big wall," he said of the nearly mile-wide tornado. "You couldn't see a funnel. It was just so massive."

His story of survival is just one of many beginning to emerge after the twister cut a six-mile-wide path through Joplin on Sunday, causing widespread destruction and killing 117 people -- the most from one storm in 60 years.

"It wasn't even that bad out here," he said of the sky before the twister showed up at his door. "It wasn't that dark or anything. ... It didn't really seem that threatening or anything."

Although sirens had been sounding, Junge said he didn't check outside again until the store's computers started flickering on and off.

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Article by ENJOLI FRANCIS, ABC News | Read full article here