MO - Tornado Slams Joplin

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  1. i.b.nora

    i.b.nora I am polka dot

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    On CNN they are saying multi vortex. Heavy damage!
     
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  3. tlcya

    tlcya Well-Known Member

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    oh carp, I hope that is not the storm I see headed my direction as I type. Did this just happen?
     
  4. tlcya

    tlcya Well-Known Member

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    ty for the heads up. gonna keep my eye on radar and the other on CNN
     
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    tlcya Well-Known Member

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    oh wow
     
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    tlcya Well-Known Member

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    God help those people. Prayers for all who were involved in this devastation. This looks really bad.
     
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    tlcya Well-Known Member

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    wfgodot Former Member

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    I'm about 20 miles away. This storm system hooked just by
    my little NE OK town and watching these live shots on Weather Channel,
    it's incredible. Nothing left standing in the neighborhood by St. John's
    Hospital, and it took a hellish hit. http://twitpic.com/51apfz
    The guy on WC's live coverage said he's observed multiple fatalities.

    http://www.joplinglobe.com/local/x433426155/Widespread-damage-reported-after-tornado

    http://newsok.com/tornado-closes-roads-in-oklahoma/article/3570452?custom_click=headlines_widget

    http://www.koamtv.com/story/14694117/tornados-strike-joplin
     
  9. tlcya

    tlcya Well-Known Member

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    this is just total devastation. :(
     
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    tlcya Well-Known Member

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    just extended out the radar to a larger view and this is classic tornadic squall line, central states are in for some rocky weather tonight. Be safe everyone.
     
  11. i.b.nora

    i.b.nora I am polka dot

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    They said it was wrapped in rain and hail, meaning it was disguised, people didn't know it was coming.

    They said it stripped bark from trees, meaning, winds in excess of 150 mph.

    Nails with shingles all over the place.
     
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    wfgodot Former Member

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    Joplin MO is a city of about 50,000, btw. For everyone who grew up in the KS-MO-OK area, it was always the weekend "town to go to" as it has a large mall, movie theaters, all the stuff little towns don't.
     
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    tlcya Well-Known Member

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    Nursing home hit very badly, SAR happening now. Urgent medical supplies requested.
     
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    tlcya Well-Known Member

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    reporting a good portion of Joplin destroyed. I hope that is not accurate. No one saw it coming.
     
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    peeples New Member

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    Can anyone let me know if the animal shelter is ok??
    Several of my rescue dogs came from that shelter and came here on transports :( :(
     
  16. tlcya

    tlcya Well-Known Member

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    miles wide path of damage that extends for miles
     
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    Dark Knight New Member

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    Fervent prayers for everyone hit by tornadoes today, especially in Joplin, in Jesus' Name, amen!
     
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    tlcya Well-Known Member

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    hospital badly damaged. Interviewing fellows who helped with evacuating patients there
     
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    tlcya Well-Known Member

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    hasn't sunk in for residents yet. Talking about how it is still sureal
     
  20. Snarky247

    Snarky247 Always wanted to be Nancy Drew

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    I am seeing 24 dead so far in Joplin area - our media here in Tulsa has been all over the story understandably tonight
     
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    tlcya Well-Known Member

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    no power in Joplin. Dark will hamper the efforts at SAR
     

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