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Originally posted by Xcathdra
Its a weird feeling... People understand we all sink or swim together, and are doing there best to make sure items get around to everyone.
People from all over have come down to just outside some of the damaged areas and have set up food stations, free of charge, to people.
Its been intresting.
These assumptions went essentially unchallenged until 1966, when Professor Joseph Eagleman of the University of Kansas undertook a survey of destroyed produced by after the Topeka tornado of June 8th. Professor Eagleman's objective study showed that the south side and southwest corners, the direction of approach for the Topeka tornado, were the least safe areas, and the north side of homes were the safest .... both on the first floor and in the basement. He repeated the study after the Lubbock, Texas tornado of May 11, 1970, and the results were even more striking. The southwest portion of the houses were unsafe in 75% of the damaged homes .... double the percentage of unsafe areas in the northeast part of homes. As a general rule, people in basements will escape injury despite the extreme devastation above them. Being under a stairwell, heavy table, or work bench will afford even more protection.
Nowcast as of 9:32 PM CDT on May 24, 2011
Numerous strong thunderstorms will affect southeast Kansas and the southwest Missouri through 1030 PM CDT. These storms will affect the Joplin area through 1030 PM. Locations that will be affected include Arma...Aurora...Baxter Springs...Carona...Carthage...Cassville...Cherokee...Columbus...El Dorado Springs...Englevale...Fort Scott...Frontenac...Galena... Girard...Greenfield...Joplin...Lamar...Monett...Mount Vernon... Neosho...Nevada...Pineville...Pittsburg...Stockton...Verdella and Weir. Hail up to quarters in size...wind gusts to 75 mph...brief heavy rainfall and frequent lightning strikes can be expected from these storms. If you are caught outside...seek shelter from the weather in a sturdy building. Stay inside away from windows until the storm has passed. A Tornado Watch remains in effect until 300 am CDT Wednesday morning for southeast Kansas and southwestern Missouri.