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Old 05-22-2011, 10:41 PM  
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A 2 mile wide stretch of downtown Joplin was destroyed by a tornado tonight. At least 24 dead and hundreds missing.
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Old 05-22-2011, 11:18 PM  
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Ouch. So sorry to hear that Sam. Was it close by you?
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Old 05-23-2011, 09:19 AM  
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About 50 miles. I have worked there a lot. Biggest city in my area. Lots of friends there. 89 confirmed dead this morning.
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Old 05-23-2011, 09:55 AM  
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Weren't any warnings provided before the tornadoes?
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Old 05-23-2011, 11:22 AM  
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my prayers go out to all that are effected
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Old 05-23-2011, 11:32 AM  
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Weren't any warnings provided before the tornadoes?
They had about a 20 minute heads up. The betch of it was the hospital and senior home that was hit. Terrible terrible incident.
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Old 05-23-2011, 11:38 AM  
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It was "wrapped in rain". A TV station had a tower cam on it and couldn't see it untill it hit the camera. And it destroyed buildings that were supposed to be tornado proof.
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Old 05-23-2011, 12:22 PM  
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Weren't any warnings provided before the tornadoes?
This morning in joplin a clear sky gave way to ominous black clouds similar to those prior to the tornado. NBC was saying if another hits the area the sirens are down and useless.
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Old 05-23-2011, 03:38 PM  
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More than 100 still missing. I have relatives working in search and rescue. And some working in triage.
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Old 05-27-2011, 02:41 PM  
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Number of missing is down to 156 as of 5/27/11.
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