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samfloor 05-22-2011 09:41 PM

Joplin, Mo.
 
A 2 mile wide stretch of downtown Joplin was destroyed by a tornado tonight. At least 24 dead and hundreds missing.

Musicinabottle 05-22-2011 10:18 PM

Ouch. So sorry to hear that Sam. Was it close by you?

samfloor 05-23-2011 08:19 AM

About 50 miles. I have worked there a lot. Biggest city in my area. Lots of friends there. 89 confirmed dead this morning.

havasu 05-23-2011 08:55 AM

Weren't any warnings provided before the tornadoes?

Ric 05-23-2011 10:22 AM

my prayers go out to all that are effected

Musicinabottle 05-23-2011 10:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by havasu (Post 106631)
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.

samfloor 05-23-2011 10:38 AM

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.

blucher 05-23-2011 11:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by havasu (Post 106631)
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.

samfloor 05-23-2011 02:38 PM

More than 100 still missing. I have relatives working in search and rescue. And some working in triage.

blucher 05-27-2011 01:41 PM

Number of missing is down to 156 as of 5/27/11.


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