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Nat Geo special on Joplin tornado to include footage by Eagle photographer

Video footage shot by Wichita Eagle photographer Jaime Green will be included in a program called “Witness: Joplin Tornado,” set to premiere at 9 p.m. Monday on the National Geographic Channel, cable Channel 75.

The show reconstructs traumatic events using professional and amateur video plus interviews with those who survived. Other topics “Witness” has covered include Hurricane Katrina.

Green, who was in Joplin, Mo., to photograph a wedding on May 22, 2011, caught a few seconds of footage of the tornado as it bore down on the medical complex where she’d pulled over for shelter. The show includes 26 seconds of her footage.

The Joplin tornado, which hit on a Sunday evening, was an EF-5 that killed 161 people.

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