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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Fri, 06-03-2011 - 3:02am
busdriversam wrote:
@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.


I remember Mt. St. Helens, I lived in the East Coast and I remember it even blew our way.

I totally understand your point and the fact that no one of "importance" came to show support, aid was lacking, etc...

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Fri, 06-03-2011 - 1:32pm
So very, very true!

 nwtreehugger  

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Fri, 06-03-2011 - 1:43pm
I took it more to mean that we all, at some time, make a conscious decision of where we want to live. There are many factors that determine that - and once is what risks we are willing to accept.

There are some risks that are so infrequent that they aren't really in the equation, but when they hit anyway, suddenly are.

An example...I would never choose to live in Florida (no offense to anyone who does!) because I have no desire to deal with Hurricanes every year. However, we have nasty 'wind storms' (not allowed to call them Hurricanes or Monsoons because we are too far north) that cause havoc most winters. We even get the occaisonal tornado up here - but they rarely touch down.

What we are most succeptible on the west side of the state is flooding. The rare volcanic eruption & the, hopefully, continuingly rare large earthquakes are a consideration. I choose to take those risks in living here.

Oh, and the storm system that brought all those tornados recently...started here in the PNW with record setting rain & wind.

 nwtreehugger  

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Fri, 06-03-2011 - 2:01pm

I live in Ohio.

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Fri, 06-03-2011 - 2:02pm
I agree with almost all you say.. except she was talking specifically about all the dead in Joplin, MO from tornadoes. What do you think of her comment earlier in the thread about that?

 

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Fri, 06-03-2011 - 2:09pm
<< I otally understand your point and the fact that no one of "importance" came to show support, aid was lacking, etc. >>

No, she didn't whine about anyone of "importance" not showing up. You're trying to liken this again back to Obama not racing back overseas to visit Joplin.

I think people in natural disasters that cry and whine because the president didn't show up should shut up. But are there any of them? I read them on this board, but none were personally involved at all.

What's up with that?

 

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Fri, 06-03-2011 - 3:54pm
We have the same saying here! LOL!

 nwtreehugger  

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Fri, 06-03-2011 - 3:55pm
I guess because I've been reading Sam's posts for so long, I knew she didn't mean it that way exactly. Posting can be an inexact science & we don't always express ourselves the way we think we are. In fact, I did that early in this thread with the comment about Bush! LOL!

 nwtreehugger  

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Fri, 06-03-2011 - 3:57pm
ITA! I never hear anyone personally involved whining about the President (or whomever) not showing up. They're usually too busy just trying to get a recovery going. FEMA & other agencies (both private & governmental) are much more important at a time like that!

 nwtreehugger  

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Sat, 06-04-2011 - 12:11pm

"There are some risks that are so infrequent that they aren't really in the equation, but when they hit anyway, suddenly are."

For example the tornado that hit Springfield, Mass., a few days ago, which is only approx. 20 miles NW of where I live. We received warning via TV cutting into regular programming.

Pictures at link.

 


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