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Tornado Destroys Joplin, Missouri

Posted on | May 23, 2011 | 2 Comments

Via Associated Press, here’s video of the killer storm:

At least 90 people are confirmed dead and a news photographer who visited Joplin said: “The Home Depot is leveled. . . The Wal-Mart is destroyed. Gas stations, buildings. Everywhere I could see was either heavily damaged or completely destroyed.” The headlines at the Drudge Report sum it up:

Three-Quarters of Joplin, MO Destroyed...
Damage Unimaginable...
Town Unrecognizable...


All of which is to say, it’s a catastrophe. Longtime reader Nathan Cossey, who lives in the suburbs of Kansas City, called today to tell me that his relatives in Joplin are alive and well. But with this kind of devastation, the survivors are going to be suffering for a long time. The Red Cross is responding. Now would be a good time to hit their tip jar.


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