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Hunt for tornado survivors looking bleak (1,500 still missing in Joplin MO)
Edmonton Journal ^ | 05/25/2011 | BY KEVIN MURPHY, REUTERS

Posted on 05/25/2011 5:52:53 PM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour

The search for Skyular is but one of the many sorrow-filled hunts for loved ones in this southwestern Missouri city of 50,000, where about 1,500 people remain missing. Authorities said the missing could include many who simply have not yet been able to let relatives know where they are.

Authorities in Joplin said they were racing against forecasts for more bad weather as well as grim survival odds for anyone still trapped.

"We're hopeful that we'll still be finding people," said Joplin fire Chief Mitch Randles, who said there were several reports of cries coming from beneath collapsed buildings. "We want to make every opportunity we can to find everybody that is still in the rubble and has survived to this point."

(Excerpt) Read more at edmontonjournal.com ...


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To: American Constitutionalist

This is what you need, then:

http://www.amazon.com/Sima-WX-200-Emergency-Alert-Radio/dp/B001JVPFV8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1306373248&sr=8-1

You can have it sound the alarm if a tornado warning is only valid for 1/9th of your county, and not be woke up for all the other areas in the county, nor the other counties around you. We have this and it is excellent. Get rechargeables and it will slowly keep them charged so it will always work when the power goes out.


21 posted on 05/25/2011 6:41:31 PM PDT by ConservativeMind ("Humane" = "Don't pen up pets or eat meat, but allow infanticide, abortion, and euthanasia.")
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To: ConservativeMind

thanks for the link.


22 posted on 05/25/2011 6:46:10 PM PDT by ZinGirl
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To: BluH2o

Zero is going to be in Joplin on sunday? I’m going to be there sat. I’ll miss seeing him or at least breathing the same sanctified air. How shall I go on living?


23 posted on 05/25/2011 6:59:36 PM PDT by tal hajus (ever the cynic)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Where are the Congressmen, women and Senators of these States and why are they not howling at the President to come to the aid of his OWN COUNTRYMEN?


24 posted on 05/25/2011 7:03:05 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: combat_boots

Where are the Congressmen, women and Senators of these States and why are they not howling at the President to come to the aid of his OWN COUNTRYMEN?


Because they are aware that none of us are his own countrymen.

It finally got through their heads.


25 posted on 05/25/2011 7:06:58 PM PDT by txhurl (Did you want to talk or fish?)
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To: ConservativeMind
There is another good option for the awake hours and bad weather is happening. Get a police scanner and tune into the local Skywarn system on HAM Radio along with state emergency management and local law enforcement. Skywarn is volunteers who report to NWS tornado's on the ground usually using HAM repeaters. Usually there is a specific frequency in a given area where they report into. Those can be found on line.

Doplar is great but can't see one that is actually down. They may suspect it but human eyes verify. They along with any LEO or other agencies that might spot them can be monitored on a scanner. You can get up two a two minute heads up sometimes before the NOAA warning radio activates.

26 posted on 05/25/2011 7:07:09 PM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: txhurl

“Because they are aware that none of us are his own countrymen.”

A minor detail. /s

I wamted to get it in print.


27 posted on 05/25/2011 7:11:01 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: combat_boots

Can you imagine what it might take to break zero’s heart, other than, wait... there is no other than.

You cannot break zero’s heart because he hasn’t one.

I saw W’s heart broken over and over...over the suffering of Americans.

What MIGHT break zero’s heart? Nothing I can think of.


28 posted on 05/25/2011 7:18:04 PM PDT by txhurl (Did you want to talk or fish?)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

FYI, Tusclaoosa had about 400 missing for a week. It took a while to sort out who was at what shelter and who was accounted for. Once they finally got the Emergency Management structure going (one of the first places destroyed in TUscaloosa was the office for the local emergency management folks), within a period of about 3 days, that number of 400 dwindled to 1-2.


29 posted on 05/25/2011 8:44:28 PM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: skeeter

>> What is the matter with our news media?

Oh lord... where to begin?


30 posted on 05/25/2011 8:59:46 PM PDT by Mike-o-Matic
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