I Survived the Joplin Tornado, 2011, by Lauren Tarshis
I gave this book five stars because 11 year old Dexter runs into Dr. Norman Gage and invites Dexter to chase an EF-5 tornado and turns out stronger than they think. There friends come to save them from the tornado and when they come back to Joplin there is nothing but rubble and piled ash. Dexter looks everywhere and finds his family. Joplin is crumbled. They need somewhere to go.