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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-22-11 08:17 PM
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Joplin WalMart after the tornado
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Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-22-11 08:20 PM
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1. That's horrible...
PB
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-22-11 08:25 PM
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9. Weather Channel is live
The devastation is horrible.
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-22-11 08:20 PM
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2. Holy shit! That's thorough.
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xmas74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-22-11 08:20 PM
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3. Haven't been there in a long time.
Seems strange to see it that way.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-22-11 08:27 PM
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11. A teacher I used to work with lives there
I hope she's okay. :scared:
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xmas74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-22-11 08:29 PM
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12. My sky just turned green.
Edited on Sun May-22-11 08:29 PM by xmas74
I feel so blessed. :sarcasm:
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-22-11 08:37 PM
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16. It's nice here
Looks like rain but it's dry.
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xmas74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-22-11 08:52 PM
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23. I looked around everywhere.
We no longer have any watches or warnings but there were quite a few people out on their porches watching the skies.

Now it's just dark.
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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-22-11 08:21 PM
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4. Holy crap! I dread to know how the houses fared. -nt
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jillan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-22-11 08:21 PM
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5. Omg - that is terrible :(
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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-22-11 08:23 PM
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6. Good God, there's nothing left...
;(
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-22-11 08:24 PM
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7. Can't imagine what it must have been like.
Just awful.
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Lars39 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-22-11 08:24 PM
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8. I thought I'd heard TWC guy say that the hospital had only 5 min warning.
Clearly not enough for a hospital. I wonder how much warning they had at that Walmart? I don't see how anyone could have survived that. :(
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-22-11 08:26 PM
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10. Weather Channel guy just said he had personally seen multiple fatalities
It looks very devastated.
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Lars39 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-22-11 08:34 PM
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13. And as far as you can see around him, when they pan wide.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-22-11 08:36 PM
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15. Yes, just horrific
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-22-11 08:36 PM
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14. Here's semis overturned on the interstate:
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-22-11 08:40 PM
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17. Cop on scanner in Joplin just said "I think we're on 20th Street"
Wow.
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Faygo Kid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-22-11 08:43 PM
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19. Thanks for keeping us up to date. Amazing. Tragic.
Even The Weather Channel veterans are saying they've never seen anything like this one, and they've seen plenty recently.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-22-11 08:47 PM
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21. I'm listening to the scanner too
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Faygo Kid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-22-11 08:55 PM
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25. Thanks for the link.
Might want to post that independently so folks note it.
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dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-22-11 11:58 PM
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32. How did you know where to find the scanner?
I have been looking for online scanner sites of various states.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-22-11 08:41 PM
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18. OMG another cop just said "I was just wondering if I still had a house"
And they asked for an ambulance for a critically ill child. :cry:
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-22-11 08:46 PM
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20. Just asked for the chaplain
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peacetalksforall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-22-11 10:38 PM
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28. Did you hear that - giving instructions and he said 'where the high school used to be' , later ;
another person, also directing said 'where Dylan's used to be'. Maybe Dillons?
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-22-11 08:51 PM
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22. Scanner: "How many chaplains do you need?"
Edited on Sun May-22-11 08:52 PM by proud2BlibKansan
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-22-11 08:54 PM
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24. CNN reporting 24 fatalities
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Strelnikov_ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-22-11 08:58 PM
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26.  Google Map, the (A) is the Wal-Mart in upper Rt, Hospital is in lower left
This event has probably destroyed 1/4 of a City of 50,000.

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=joplin+1501+South+Range+L...
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CoffeeCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-22-11 11:46 PM
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31. OMG...Joplin is 50,000...
I just heard a report that 75 percent of it is GONE.

Holy buckets...that is good-sized town for so much of it to be completely devastated.

I thought this was a small town. We had a tornado destroy Parkersburg, Iowa. So much
of the town was destroyed, but the population was around 2,000.

That's just...unbelievable.

Hoping for the best for the people and for the entire town. The Midwest is really terrific
during a crisis, though. The people are amazing and everyone helps everyone.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-22-11 09:57 PM
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27. Jusr saw that on CNN
Damn!
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Adenoid_Hynkel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-22-11 11:16 PM
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29. and the way a box store like this is laid out
if the roof comes off, there's no way to seek shelter. no walls or smaller rooms to hide in. it's just open space from front to back
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Lars39 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-22-11 11:23 PM
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30. I believe it was in Tuscaloosa that a lot of people managed to take cover
in a Walmart store in the delivery/stock room in the back.
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Broken_Hero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-23-11 12:03 AM
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33. It looks like a warzone up there
I'm about 25 miles south of Joplin, and do a lot of business/time up in Joplin...the tornado hit one of the biggest arteries of the town in terms of business/housing. The Walmart, Home Depot, Payless, Dollar Stores, and a huge number of other business(including Academy Sports) have taken critical damage. From the local reports, a confirmed 24 dead, at least 4 from St. Johns...
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