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Joplin, Missouri Officials Say At Least 89 Dead In Tornado (title change)
News 6 ^ | 5/22/11 | na

Posted on 05/22/2011 8:01:08 PM PDT by GailA

JOPLIN, Missouri -- A tornado ravaged parts of Joplin Sunday, killing at least 24 people as the powerful storm took out hundreds of homes and businesses.

Jasper County Emergency Management Director Keith Stammer says a tornado hit the St. John's Regional Medical Center on the city's south side

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Miscellaneous; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: hospital; joplin; mo; tornado
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lots of damage to hospital!
1 posted on 05/22/2011 8:01:11 PM PDT by GailA
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To: GailA

Live scanner at http://ht.ly/50nfb


2 posted on 05/22/2011 8:02:21 PM PDT by DakotaRed (Why not just pass a law requiring criminals to obey the laws?)
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To: GailA

Prayers up!


3 posted on 05/22/2011 8:02:37 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: ransomnote

Expect that number to increase as body bags show up to be ID’ed.


4 posted on 05/22/2011 8:07:14 PM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: GailA

Excellent coverage on TWC on cable TV. A storm chaser arrived minutes after it hit.


5 posted on 05/22/2011 8:12:20 PM PDT by TaMoDee (GO PACK GO to Super Bowl XLVI)
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To: GailA

This is not good!
I hate this type of weather!


6 posted on 05/22/2011 8:13:18 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: GailA

So many good communities are being destroyed this year.


7 posted on 05/22/2011 8:14:01 PM PDT by dog breath
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To: GailA

The Sun is giving us a minor variation right now. Prayers for those people and their families.


8 posted on 05/22/2011 8:15:32 PM PDT by allmost
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To: rovenstinez

Looting being reported on the scanner.


10 posted on 05/22/2011 8:16:15 PM PDT by AGreatPer (Now I have to pay my bills since we are still here after the 21st. Just darn.)
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To: DakotaRed

Looting reports coming in on the scanner now.


11 posted on 05/22/2011 8:16:47 PM PDT by balch3
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To: TaMoDee

TWC reporting - could have been a mile wide!

Just Wow!


12 posted on 05/22/2011 8:17:39 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: GailA

Oh no....prayers for all.


13 posted on 05/22/2011 8:19:21 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Why are we all posting in the future? Or is it just me - FReep time off?


14 posted on 05/22/2011 8:19:56 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: GailA

There’s been a thread running on this story for a couple of hours:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2723537/posts


15 posted on 05/22/2011 8:21:42 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Capital punishment is pro-life.)
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To: balch3

Looting? What time did the Tornado hit?


16 posted on 05/22/2011 8:21:52 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: GailA

I would appreciate prayers for my niece, who was injured - possibly seriously. Very difficult to get information. All other family safe and accounted for, finally.


17 posted on 05/22/2011 8:22:18 PM PDT by labette ( Humble student of Thinkology)
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To: GailA

See Also: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2723537/posts


18 posted on 05/22/2011 8:23:44 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: labette
"Very difficult to get information."

Little to no info from the national media.

19 posted on 05/22/2011 8:26:24 PM PDT by AGreatPer (Now I have to pay my bills since we are still here after the 21st. Just darn.)
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To: dog breath

A lot of Meth labs in Meth Capitol of the USA are being reported as destroyed.


20 posted on 05/22/2011 8:27:04 PM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: labette

Prayers for the complete recovery for your niece.


21 posted on 05/22/2011 8:27:26 PM PDT by LdSentinal
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To: balch3

I hard. They ought to shoot the looters and then get back to rescuing.


22 posted on 05/22/2011 8:28:17 PM PDT by DakotaRed (Why not just pass a law requiring criminals to obey the laws?)
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To: GailA

RIP.


23 posted on 05/22/2011 8:33:46 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: Red_Devil 232

late afternoon, I believe.


24 posted on 05/22/2011 8:34:43 PM PDT by balch3
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To: GailA
Thank you Obama,
for putting your finger
in the Apple of G-d's eye.
shalom b'SHEM Yah'shua HaMashiach

25 posted on 05/22/2011 8:34:50 PM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: labette

Definitely praying for your niece, and for all.


26 posted on 05/22/2011 8:34:57 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Capital punishment is pro-life.)
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To: GailA
Photos
27 posted on 05/22/2011 8:35:38 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: rovenstinez

“A lot of Meth labs in Meth Capitol of the USA are being reported as destroyed.”

Joplin has a bad rep for meth production? Wow, I didn’t know that.


28 posted on 05/22/2011 8:37:11 PM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: GailA; Nachum; Rudder; Pharmboy; justiceseeker93; socialismisinsidious; ExTexasRedhead; nutmeg; ...

PING


29 posted on 05/22/2011 8:38:01 PM PDT by GailA (2012 rally cry DEMOCRATS and RINOS are BAD for the USA!)
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To: labette

Oh yes prayers for your niece!


30 posted on 05/22/2011 8:39:11 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: DakotaRed

Looting at the Flying J. That is a truck stop. What the heck?


31 posted on 05/22/2011 8:40:05 PM PDT by AGreatPer (Now I have to pay my bills since we are still here after the 21st. Just darn.)
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To: Dallas59

NY Time photos http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/23/us/23tornado.html


32 posted on 05/22/2011 8:41:06 PM PDT by GailA (2012 rally cry DEMOCRATS and RINOS are BAD for the USA!)
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To: EternalVigilance

Didn’t come up with I searched.


33 posted on 05/22/2011 8:42:59 PM PDT by GailA (2012 rally cry DEMOCRATS and RINOS are BAD for the USA!)
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To: labette
Prayers up for your niece.
34 posted on 05/22/2011 8:46:45 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: labette

Prayers up for your niece.


35 posted on 05/22/2011 8:56:12 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: labette
Usually the way it is in these type situations. Cell towers go down along with phone poles.

Might try to google Ham Radio clubs for that area. Hams help out in these situations. Last line of communications.

Hospital


36 posted on 05/22/2011 8:57:10 PM PDT by GailA (2012 rally cry DEMOCRATS and RINOS are BAD for the USA!)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Yup! In that part of the country that tornaadee is called a “good’en”. When the storm chaser broke down a few minutes into the broadcast he was close to a car tha was a ball of metal. I felt that he saw what was left of a person(s) in the car.


37 posted on 05/22/2011 8:57:34 PM PDT by TaMoDee (GO PACK GO to Super Bowl XLVI)
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To: AGreatPer

There would be overturned trucks and torn open trailers filled with various goods.

Shoot the looters on sight.

People are trapped, injured and dying and all they can think of is stealing what they can get?

Shoot them.


38 posted on 05/22/2011 9:01:56 PM PDT by DakotaRed (Why not just pass a law requiring criminals to obey the laws?)
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To: DakotaRed

Agreed


39 posted on 05/22/2011 9:04:13 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: rovenstinez

I have only been to Joplin Missouri once to visit a friend who had moved there. I do understand as you mentioned that it has assorted serious historical and current problems but my friend was a good Christian man. I know there are other good people there and a community struggling to survive. I will pray for them all.


40 posted on 05/22/2011 9:05:12 PM PDT by dog breath
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To: rovenstinez

That explains the three “stoners” walking around and quote: “We just came down to see what was going on” to the Storm Chaser reporter. What pond scum those guys were.


41 posted on 05/22/2011 9:05:46 PM PDT by TaMoDee (GO PACK GO to Super Bowl XLVI)
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To: GailA

Prayers for all!


42 posted on 05/22/2011 9:32:03 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: labette

Prayers said for your niece!


43 posted on 05/22/2011 9:34:57 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: GailA

Tornadic winds screaming through the hospital floors would most likely be ramped up to higher speeds due to a Venturi like effect. I wonder just how severe the damage inside the hospital building is because of this concentration of already high wind speeds? What I’ve seen of ground pictures/video so far on TWC looks like a high EF 4, EF5 tornado.


44 posted on 05/22/2011 9:38:58 PM PDT by miele man
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To: Dallas59

Those pictures are devastating.


45 posted on 05/22/2011 9:39:08 PM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: GailA
http://ozarksfirst.com/fulltext?nxd_id=459747

(Joplin, MO) -- At least 24 people were killed in Joplin, Missouri after a tornado tore through the heart of the town


St. John's hospital suffered a direct hit, as did a crowded Wal Mart in a busy section of town.

Cell phone towers were destroyed, knocking out reception to thousands, making it difficult to find loved ones.

St. John's says it will be updating its Facebook page through the evening.

And another Facebook page has been established to help located people in the area.

Emergency officials are asking sightseers to stay away from the area while the damage is assessed. To volunteer, call 1-800-427-4626

The Red Cross says volunteers are being mobilized and a shelter has been set up at Missouri Southern State College at 3950 E. Newman Road in Joplin at the Leggett & Platt Ath Center.

For nurses or doctors looking to help, call (417) 832-9500 for the Greater Ozarks chapter of the Red Cross.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is asking all first responders to go to Joplin to a command post at 34th & Main.

Click here for a list of Red Cross shelters.

Missourians who need disaster information, shelter information or referrals are urged to call 211.

The 211 service number is now available for most areas in Missouri. In areas where the 211 number is not operational.

Weather and emergency information also are available on the state of Missouri's website, MO.gov.

Senator Roy blunt is also urging everyone to proceed safely and use extra precautions. He says to call his office (417) 877-7814 for help.

46 posted on 05/22/2011 9:39:51 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Capital punishment is pro-life.)
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To: labette

DONE! Praise GOD that the rest of the family are okay!


47 posted on 05/22/2011 9:53:45 PM PDT by willibeaux (de ole Korean War vet age 81)
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To: GailA

Prayers up.


48 posted on 05/22/2011 9:56:40 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (We kneel to no prince but the Prince of Peace)
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To: UriĀ’el-2012

You are right on the mark. Try to read Eye to Eye by Bill Koenig when you have an opportunity.


49 posted on 05/22/2011 9:56:54 PM PDT by willibeaux (de ole Korean War vet age 81)
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To: GailA

Praying for victims.


50 posted on 05/22/2011 10:02:02 PM PDT by pandoraou812 (You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you.)
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