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Joplin, Mo. gets hit hard

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Matt Stephens, May 22, 2011.

  1. Matt Stephens

    Matt Stephens Well-Known Member

    Thoughts and prayers go out to everyone there. It's only an hour north of me, if that.

    We've had 3 tornado warnings here tonight, but nothing like Joplin had.

    http://www.news-leader.com/article/20110522/WEATHER/110522012/Joplin-suffers-direct-hit-from-tornado-24-deaths-confirmed-thus-far?odyssey=mod|defcon|text|FRONTPAGE
     
  2. Blitz

    Blitz Active Member

    I had a job interview there once. Drove all the way from Greenville, MS to the Joplin Globe office. Long, long trip.
    Good luck to those folks. Bad weather and flooding have been a killer this spring.
    Prayers with everyone affected in all those states that have been hit.
     
  3. Those pictures are stunning.
     
  4. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    I used to drive through there several times a year going to and from school. Dropped a lot of money one time at the Bass Pro Shop.
     
  5. 2underpar

    2underpar Active Member

    incredible images from joplin. thoughts and prayers to everyone out that way.
     
  6. Smash Williams

    Smash Williams Well-Known Member

    Reports say it was a 1-mile wide tornado that may have been on the ground for up to three miles right in the commercial heart of Joplin.

    This video is the freakiest I've seen, and it's basically all audio. Tornado went right overhead of these people:
     
  7. Cubbiebum

    Cubbiebum Member

    There is already a thread I believe on this. It's titled "Mother nature at it again," or something like that.
     
  8. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Buh... buh... buh...
     
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