Missouri Town Continues to Suffer

May 24th, 2011 · 1:09 pm @ J. Marshall Hughes  -  No Comments

Sunday the Missouri town of Joplin was home of the deadliest single twister in the U.S. in nearly 60 years. The half-mile-wide tornado blasted much of the Missouri town off the map and slammed straight into its hospital. At least 116 people are dead and Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said he did not want to guess how high the death toll would eventually climb.

More violent weather is forecast, including the threat of hail, high winds and even more tornadoes. Sunday‚Äôs tornado destroyed possibly “thousands” of homes, Fire Chief Mitch Randles said. It leveled hundreds of businesses, including massive ones such as Home Depot and Wal-Mart.

In Joplin, much of the town’s landscape was changed beyond recognition. House after house was reduced to slabs, cars were crushed and shaken residents roamed streets in search of missing family members.

Please continue to keep these folks in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. If you would like to help, visit http://www.redcross.org/.

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