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Joplin Tornado 5 weeks later
self | 71/2011 | ozarkgirl

Posted on 07/01/2011 1:51:54 PM PDT by ozarkgirl

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TOPICS: Local News; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: joplin; tornado
I took these pics in Joplin yesterday. If you look way towards the back of the pictures, you can see the treeline, that's where the tornado ended. You can see they've got electrical lines up and traffic lights but the debris around is still horrible.

Prior to the tornado, you would not have been able to see anything with the houses and businesses there but now you can see for a mile.

My camera was full but I also drove by the Dollar store, the front was gone but the contents were still inside, standing nicely on shelves. Was pretty weird, I don't know if someone straightened up or if it just ended up that way. Also weird that it hadn't been looted.

1 posted on 07/01/2011 1:52:01 PM PDT by ozarkgirl
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To: JoeProBono

Thanks Joe for all the help.

The pics don’t do it justice.


2 posted on 07/01/2011 1:53:15 PM PDT by ozarkgirl
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To: ozarkgirl

Wow, thanks for sharing. Got cousins in Joplin.


3 posted on 07/01/2011 1:55:03 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Dear Lord, Please judge Barack Hussein Obama for betraying Israel, and not the whole nation. Amen.)
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To: ozarkgirl

4 posted on 07/01/2011 2:00:35 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

I hope they were not affected by the tornado.

These pictures just don’t do it justice, the debris is incredible, nothing is in one piece. I can’t believe more people didn’t die.

NOAA sent a crew to Joplin to see why more didn’t die, it went through the most populous area. I don’t know what they came up with but I’m sure it’s because there was lots of notice given, even so you look at the debris and wonder how people survived.

Street names are written on the pavement or on carboard signs.


5 posted on 07/01/2011 2:00:49 PM PDT by ozarkgirl
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To: ozarkgirl

My mother-in-law and sister-in-law lost their home and all their belongings in Joplin. Today they are spending the first night in their new home.....thank the good Lord.

Rush Limbaugh will be there on Monday and they both hope to attend the “Two if by Tea” party.


6 posted on 07/01/2011 2:03:14 PM PDT by Rushmore Rocks
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To: ozarkgirl

They’re okay. One is a doctor, and has been working in the ER there.


7 posted on 07/01/2011 2:03:46 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Dear Lord, Please judge Barack Hussein Obama for betraying Israel, and not the whole nation. Amen.)
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To: Rushmore Rocks; Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Here are a bunch more pics - it hasn’t changed much in 5 weeks.
http://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/devastating-pictures-of-the-joplin-missouri-torna


8 posted on 07/01/2011 2:05:50 PM PDT by ozarkgirl
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To: ozarkgirl

I heard that Rush is going to be in Joplin on the 4th of July.


9 posted on 07/01/2011 2:25:57 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: ozarkgirl

And that link has this impressive (more OMG pictures) of 9 before and after Joplin pictures: http://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/before-after-pictures-of-joplin-missouri

Many prayers for Joplin and other affected areas.


10 posted on 07/01/2011 2:30:34 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: ozarkgirl
unbelievble.....its a wonder more people didn't die...does anyone know how many died in the hospital.....

I imagine that most people can't start removing the broken down houses until their insurance checks everything out....

11 posted on 07/01/2011 2:40:49 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Rushmore Rocks

I plan to drive through Joplin in two weeks. Would like to connect with Christian group and offer some support.


12 posted on 07/01/2011 3:16:19 PM PDT by Broker (Mabuhay!)
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To: freedumb2003

Wow, 4 and 5 are just incredible, totally obliterated everything.

Good old Academy Sports - everyone misses that place, hunting, fishing, water sports, actually had the biggest shoe department in all of Joplin. It’s right in front of the Walmart where people died.


13 posted on 07/01/2011 3:37:36 PM PDT by ozarkgirl
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To: smokingfrog

He announced that today. The tea thing really hacked me off but this move, a refrigerated 18 wheeler delivering a load of the tea on Monday, plus his appearance around 8:00, totally makes up for his bs. Just imho I think the backlash has been pretty severe on the tea thing but in any case, this redeems the whole thing. (again imo)


14 posted on 07/01/2011 3:52:12 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman
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To: ozarkgirl

The news here has been saying in the past couple of days that they are going to cite the residents that haven’t cleaned up yet. Can you believe that??? The city will go in and then bill the residents. Unbelievable...many of those residents have lost family members, and all of their belongings and Joplin is threatening them.

Despicable imho.


15 posted on 07/01/2011 3:54:09 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman
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To: Outlaw Woman

Why are you hacked off over the “tea thing?”


16 posted on 07/01/2011 3:59:50 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog
I'm not hacked off (any longer).

But for 10 months Rush kept leading (manipulating) his audience about something top secret. Missing days etc. There was quite a bit of speculation that it must be something political; influential on the current landscape. In other words...he was going to be doing something to fight the bastard in the WH. Then..he announces it was tea. What a joke. The country is going down in flames and he's well aware of it and he introduces a line of tea. If you go to his thread from that day you will see others who felt this way too. No biggie...he is after all just an entertainer and it was his wife's idea on the day they were married no less. *sigh*

Bottom line I was expecting an announcement like: He had filed a lawsuit or he had been conferring with attorneys about... etc etc. But nope...it was tea.

This is a great move on his part and will truly help Joplin. It's a good thing to see and helps the initial 'WTF' when the announcement came through.

17 posted on 07/01/2011 4:12:03 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman
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To: ozarkgirl

Our church is going to Joplin to help rebuild. I am donating a week of my time. Will be aug,sept or oct. No date set but I signed up.


18 posted on 07/01/2011 4:26:32 PM PDT by dubie (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.)
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To: Outlaw Woman

I know what you mean. It was kind of a disappointment.


19 posted on 07/01/2011 4:27:42 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: cherry

I think 4-5 patients and 1 visitor were killed in the hospital. Pretty crazy - they got everyone out in 90 minutes.


20 posted on 07/01/2011 4:37:18 PM PDT by birddog
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To: cherry

I think 4-5 patients and 1 visitor were killed in the hospital. Pretty crazy - they got everyone out in 90 minutes.


21 posted on 07/01/2011 4:37:18 PM PDT by birddog
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To: Outlaw Woman

I feel you on the tea thing. I can’t hardly listen to Limbaugh anymore, even if he isn’t wasting half his show doing something as unorginal and frivolous as selling premade tea. Lame. But it’s nice he’s going to Joplin, even if he is using it to promote his lame side business.


22 posted on 07/01/2011 7:26:13 PM PDT by Huck
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To: Huck

Yeah. Well I truly believe there is goodness in the move of his going to Joplin and not to exploit those people. He is from MO and it will be a tremendous thing for those people.

The tea thing was stupid but that imo (and others) and I think there’s possibly been a backlash.

I don’t listen as much since that announcement; you know the day he announced the tea line, I posted on his fb page and my posts were pulled and I was banned. That sure has affected my opinion. I’ll still listen but not as before.


23 posted on 07/01/2011 7:58:30 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman
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To: Broker

The Texas LCMS District sent money to Immanuel Lutheran Church to help them rebuild. You may want to check in with them.


24 posted on 07/03/2011 5:17:15 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (zero hates Texas and we hate him back. He ain't my president either.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

Texans are generous. Thanks for the connection.. God bless America!


25 posted on 07/03/2011 6:49:10 AM PDT by Broker (Mabuhay!)
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