Death toll rises to 89 in Missouri tornado

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Death toll rises to 89 in Missouri tornado
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Mon, 05-23-2011 - 11:12am

The people and city of Joplin, Missouri took a brutal blow from a massive tornado on Sunday; at least 89 people are dead and

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Mon, 05-23-2011 - 1:21pm

I was watching the news reports this morning...just mindbending to see all that distruction!

 nwtreehugger  

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Mon, 05-23-2011 - 3:13pm
The devastation is unbelievable. Those poor people.

 


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Registered: 04-07-2002
Tue, 05-24-2011 - 1:17pm
And they still getting hit with storms...and possibly more tornadoes!! They upped the category of the tornado - winds exceeded 200 mph.

 nwtreehugger  

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Tue, 05-24-2011 - 8:00pm
My DH has family back in Iowa. When dh took me back there in 2000, his cousin had what we would call in Eastern WA as a dirt devil (mini twister) go through his farm (they said it was .05) did alot of damage. Me being someone fresh from the rural part of WA state asked dh's family if they didn't think God was trying to tell them something? Like get the heck out of there? I was laughted at, but they point out we have live volanco, earthquakes. I was the 1st person that they had meet who was ashed in (I was 100 miles from Mt St Helens).

I'm sorry about the people that were killed. But they choice to live there.
~~Sam stitches well with others, runs with scissors in her pocket. Cheerful and stupid.
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Tue, 05-24-2011 - 11:02pm

Tornadoes can happen almost anywhere, if the conditions are in place. Over the ocean, they're called "waterspouts". They're not so likely to inflict damage on the water though because there aren't stationary population centers.

Jabberwocka

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Wed, 05-25-2011 - 11:33am

I live in Cali. I used to live in "earthquake country." When I would visit people in other states, they would say "I would never live in Cali. because of the earthquakes." Well, it's not like we have earthquake SEASONS, like other states have Tornado or Hurricane SEASON. I'm 47 years old and have experienced two major earthquakes in my life.



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Registered: 03-03-2009
Wed, 05-25-2011 - 1:52pm

There isn't a "tornado season" either.

Jabberwocka

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Registered: 12-31-2002
Tue, 05-31-2011 - 3:45am

So many sad stories coming out of the Joplin tornado.

A bit off topic, but the one thing that bugged me about this was that for over a week after the Joplin tornado the President was off dancing and BBQ'ing in Europe when I felt he should have cancelled his "trip" and came back to the U.S.

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Tue, 05-31-2011 - 10:08am
The President did visit the devastated areas. Did you expect him, personally, to clean-up the mess?
He was not in Europe on vacation.
Obama wraps up Europe trip with visit to Poland
http://edition.cnn.com/2011/POLITICS/05/27/obama.europe.trip/?hpt=T2

 


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Tue, 05-31-2011 - 10:50am

Remember last year, how Obama got dragged throw the mud because he was overseas and wasn't home to lay the wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier?

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