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Caution: It is vitally important not to make connections. When you see pictures of rubble like this week’s shots from Joplin, Mo., you should not wonder: Is this somehow related to the tornado outbreak three weeks ago in Tuscaloosa, Ala., or the enormous outbreak a couple of weeks before that (which, together, comprised the most active April for tornadoes in U.S. history). No, that doesn’t mean a thing.
It is far better to think of these as isolated, unpredictable, discrete events. It is not advisable to try to connect them in your mind with, say, the fires burning across Texas — fires that have burned more of America at this point this year than any wildfires have in previous years. Texas, and adjoining parts of Oklahoma and New Mexico, are drier than they’ve ever been — the drought is worse than that of the Dust Bowl. But do not wonder if they’re somehow connected.
If you did wonder, you see, you would also have to wonder about whether this year’s record snowfalls and rainfalls across the Midwest — resulting in record flooding along the Mississippi — could somehow be related. And then you might find your thoughts wandering to, oh, global warming, and to the fact that climatologists have been predicting for years that as we flood the atmosphere with carbon we will also start both drying and flooding the planet, since warm air holds more water vapor than cold air. It’s far smarter to repeat to yourself the comforting mantra that no single weather event can ever be directly tied to climate change.
Originally posted by Starling
Thanks for that Pop Science...Really heartbreaking.
But I'm here to bring to the attention of all here:
Check out photo #23.
If that isn't a HAARP cloud formation I'll eat my hat!
If it IS a Haarp formation, then what's going on here is GENOCIDE!
Originally posted by EvilBat
While following this thread I was searching the net for more info
I found a google map that had nice info on it
but later noticed a map was posted ,
Then I realized it wasn't the same google map this one has
the path , width,length, damage area and such
google map here
I also found out today my mother-in-law is from that area as a kid
moved away from Joplin in 1940. I always thought she was from CA
but learn something new everyday.
Listening to the scanner right now and it sounds as if they are getting flooded?
Originally posted by Mercenary2012
i only heard 5 patients died. i haven't heard of any staff deaths but I'm sure the total number of fatalities at the hospital will be higher.
MY info about the size of the hospital is first hand as well. I should have said that the entire outside of the building was still there minus the windows and a few sections of the roof.
I'm not a first responder so i could not enter the hospital. but a first hand account from a joplin firefighter that was in St. Johns was only portions of the 9th floor collapsed down to the 8th floor. the 8th and 9th floors are not patient floors they are offices for out patient services.
Also only the west tower has 9 floors not the entire hospital..
it took the first responders 90 minutes to evac the hospital they removed all 189 patients that were in the hospital when the tornado hit at last report from the hospital officials.
yes the structure is a total loss and St. Johns will have to rebuild.edit on 23-5-2011 by Mercenary2012 because: (no reason given)