Coldbreak Brewing Giveaway - Winners Drawn!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Community > General Chit Chat > Tornados in Joplin, MO
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-23-2011, 11:31 AM   #1
deerbelac
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 13
Default Tornados in Joplin, MO

I don't know if anyone watched the news last night, but my hometown of Joplin, MO, was absolutely devastated by a tornado that, according to a news story I read last night, could be classified as an 8-9 on a 10-point scale.

Everyone in my family is safe, but my parents' house is completely destroyed. My mom & my little sister were actually in the house when the tornado hit; they were hiding in a pantry under the stairs.

Please keep those who weren't so blessed in your prayers. Over 100 people are feared dead, and there are hundreds of houses that are just plain gone.

Here's what my parents' house now looks like:


deerbelac is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2011, 11:35 AM   #2
Derrick123
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: City, Nova Scotia
Posts: 169
Default

Wow... That is unreal.

I'm so sorry to hear this!

Glad you're ok


Derrick123 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2011, 12:28 PM   #3
Homercidal
Licensed Sensual Massage Therapist.
HBT_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Homercidal's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Reed City, MI
Posts: 26,618
Liked 3344 Times on 2284 Posts
Likes Given: 2110

Default

Glad to hear your family is safe! That looks like a tremendous amount of destruction again this year. Images and information are still coming out.
Homercidal is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2011, 01:13 PM   #4
bleonard
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Wilmington, NC
Posts: 4
Default

That is unbelievable. Best wishes to everyone in Joplin. This has been a wild year for tornados.
bleonard is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2011, 04:25 PM   #5
aygov
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
aygov's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Palos Hills, IL
Posts: 878
Liked 107 Times on 84 Posts
Likes Given: 285

Default

I lived in Carthage for about 10 years so I have family and friends in and around the Joplin area. Fortunately they are all safe and all of them escaped major property damage. My mother who is an RN helped triage until about 2am this morning.

Mentally I think I'm having trouble processing the whole thing. Just the utter destruction and death. Places I knew don't exist anymore and listening to the JASCO emergency radio frequency last night they were giving directions and saying, "where (insert landmark here) used to be." It's just staggering and my continued prayers are with everyone touched by this disaster.

Someone has already posted a video from a helicopter flyover of the tornado path.



aygov is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Central, IL tornados, 6-5-10 ytsejam General Chit Chat 1 06-07-2010 04:36 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS