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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Registered: 11-13-2009
Thu, 06-02-2011 - 11:59am
Bush was raked over the coals about Katrina and the incompetence shown, not because he didn't visit.

 

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Registered: 04-07-2002
Thu, 06-02-2011 - 3:25pm
Exactly.

 nwtreehugger  

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Thu, 06-02-2011 - 3:29pm
I didn't phrase that well...and no, it was FEMA's incompetance under the official chosen by Bush that got the coal raking.

My point was more that even Bush knew better than to make a bad situation worse by going there right away.

 nwtreehugger  

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Thu, 06-02-2011 - 3:32pm

 nwtreehugger  

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Thu, 06-02-2011 - 4:55pm
@Cat, Alot. I was among a group of para-transit bus drivers with clearence for 2 military bases here & was on stand by to go pick them up from Ft Lewis.

Heres my point, when Mt St Helens erupted in May 1980 & over half of our state was hit with ash (we got the worst then any place that received her ash) I saw NO ONE come to our aide. Western WA got some, Eastern WA zip. I know because I was there. Ashed in for a week, no air support, no food coming in. Engines were ruined. And yes I CHOICE TO STAY THERE.
~~Sam stitches well with others, runs with scissors in her pocket. Cheerful and stupid.
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Registered: 11-13-2009
Thu, 06-02-2011 - 7:28pm
Tornadoes strike pretty much at random in many, many states. Is everyone to blame if they don't up and move? Totally different than knowingly living next to a volcano.

 

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Registered: 10-11-2005
Thu, 06-02-2011 - 8:35pm
"Totally different then knowingly living next to a volcano"

UHM....I was about 150 miles from Mt St Helen (thats not quite next to) & now I live in the same country as Mt Rainier (we have made a point of living over 500 ft above mud flow level so if it goes go none of our property would be effected) so we have taken steps to protect ourselves (we are doing that) But WE ALL make the choice to live where we are living.
~~Sam stitches well with others, runs with scissors in her pocket. Cheerful and stupid.
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Registered: 08-30-2002
Thu, 06-02-2011 - 10:04pm

I have ash from that volcano that my sister in Spirit Lake, Idaho sent me. I know they were suprised.

I live in the Sierras. We always worry about fires in the summertime. A couple of summers ago we couldn't leave our houses without masks, and the sun looked like a red moon for weeks. People were using headlamps in the daytime because daylight was obliterated.

There is really nowhere to go that Mother Nature doesen't exist.



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Registered: 11-13-2009
Thu, 06-02-2011 - 10:53pm
So every person living in every state that gets tornadoes (including those in Mass. now), should up and move out of state, and if not, then they made the choice to possibly die in a tornado? What exactly are you trying to say?

BTW, the tornadoes that ravaged Alabama began over here in Texas. A tornado missed me by a few hundred feet. There's never been one to hit right here before... so should I move or else I've made the choice to stay and die in one?

 

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Registered: 11-13-2009
Thu, 06-02-2011 - 11:05pm
We never had to worry too much about fires, but with the recent droughts that just hang on year after year, now it's a serious threat. Maybe Sam would think I should leave my home and land and move to a safer place and start all over, leave my friends and family, or else I made the choice to burn up?