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Saturday, June 25, 2011

More on the Joplin tornado

Down by that white car and on the right was a huge building where I worked for 8 years, for a large home health agency. Its all gone now. My friend still works "there". She said there is a huge beam across her old desk. Thank God the tornado happened on a Sun evening, and not a work day. They are displaced, like about 500 other businesses, working out of a church till an office building in another part of town can be renovated for them. The paper is still just full of the stories of survival. One that tugs your heart was a young girl (I think 11 years old) that was at the Home Depot where several people died. She got a piece of angle iron driven thru her body from her shoulder down to her lower spine. She is a miracle as she is recovering. The death toll is up to 156 now, as some of the injuries were so sever that they just can't make it.

We had to go to Joplin last Tue for a follow up apt on hubby's knee. 3 mo. and he is doing very well. Did drive by the hospital and to see it in person just makes your mouth hang open. All windows blown out, cars still in parking lot and are all beat up. Across the street all the medical buildings are leveled. They are working on removal now. A huge scale operation. It is amazing how people from all across the country are showing up to help clean up.

Thought for the day: A man should forget his mistakes, there's no use in two people remembering the same thing.


Golden To Silver Val said...

Seeing this just hurts my heart. I can't even begin to imagine the emotional pain of it all....and I pray that I never do see it first-hand. Also makes me wonder about the medical files of all those people. You and yours.....take care now.

Coffeypot said...

Where's all the cameras and news people blaming Bush for this? Where's the griping about FEMA not showing up on time. Oh Yeah! You are hard working, self providing people. The heart of the country. I am mixed with sadness that Joplin has to go through this and yet proud of the people there. Glad hubs knee is doing better, too.