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Originally posted by midwest
My wife's coworker's husband is some sort of first responder who works on electrical lines in the area. He said at the Home Depot there was a huge wall that had collapsed on one side of the building. He along with a bunch of other men helped lift the wall up to see if there was anyone trapped underneath. What he found was horrifying. He said there were 20 dead bodies under it of all ages. Many of the dead were in pieces. He said it was a gory bloody terrible mess. He said the images are seared into his mind, he might not be able to ever remove them
Cheaper than Normal Homes Fire Tornado and Earthquake Hurricane Proof!
On May 1, 2011, David South, president of Monolithic, contacted the administrators at Faith Chapel Christian Center (FCCC) in Birmingham, Alabama. Since the April 28 tornado ripped through their area, killing at least 65 people and destroying just about everything in its path, David wanted to know how FCCC and its congregation fared. This morning David received an email from Meriam Franklin, Executive Administrator and wife of Pastor Byron Franklin. In part, Meriam wrote, "The tornado cut a path through the back portion of Faith Chapel’s property, and had we not chosen to go with the Monolithic dome structure, there is no doubt that the amount of damage would have been much more significant. Pretty much all of the non-dome structures on and around our campus in the tornado’s path were either severely damaged or completely destroyed. The domes sustained minimal damage, which was for the most part cosmetic.
Originally posted by bigfatfurrytexan
reply to post by antar
I have family in Joplin that i haven't heard from. I have rarely heard from them in my life, due to circumstances going back to the 40's...but that is irrelevant.
They own Joplin Supply Company. If anyone in Joplin would like to U2U me, maybe i could get some news?
JOPLIN, Mo. -- The City of Joplin will begin issuing permits to workers and residents needing to enter the disaster area in a vehicle beginning Wednesday morning at 5:30 am. Walk-ins will not need permits.
For those workers and residents already within the disaster area, officers will be walking around disbursing permits. The purpose is to restrict access and limit vehicle traffic to only those who need to be in the area to recover property or help with relief efforts.
Vehicle access will be limited to people going to a specific address to retrieve personal items or those who have a legitimate work purpose in any given area. The City has erected four checkpoints for distribution of these permits:
* North – 7th at St. Louis to the west at the old Crossroads Chevrolet parking lot
* South – 32nds at Connecticut on the southwest parking lot
* East – East Middle School parking lot
* West – Junge (13th) at Schifferdecker
At these checkpoints, you will be asked to verify the address you are going to within the disaster area with state or company issued identification if possible. Phone books and other resources will also be at each checkpoint to verify addresses of family members or friends you may be assisting. You will be asked for your license plate number or a vehicle description as well.
Only one permit will be issued to an individual. Initial permits will expire 48 hours after being issued. Once you obtain a permit, you are asked to display it in a visible location on the dash. Any vehicles located within the disaster area after 5:30 a.m. Wednesday will be instructed to leave the area immediately and obtain a permit from one of the distribution centers.
A 9 p.m. curfew within the disaster area will be enacted by law enforcement personnel beginning Tuesday. No residents or workers should be on the streets between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. Citizens who are staying in their houses will not be required to leave after curfew.
Joplin shelter drop off locations
710 S. Maiden Lane
Leggett & Platt Center at MSSU
Webb City, MO
Mount Hope Church of Christ
2830 Mount Hope Rd
Watered Gardens Gospel Rescue Mission
Help and disaster relief information
For immediate help
Find locations with water, clothing, shelter, etc
For disaster relief
Visit DisasterAssistance.gov, m.fema.gov, or call 1.800.621.FEMA
Find or report missing people
Visit the Joplin Missing persons database, Missing Persons Database, SafeAndWell.org, RedCross.org or call 417.659.5464.
Ways you can help
Donate money: Visit RedCross.org, call 1.800.RedCross or text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
Volunteer hotline: 1.800.427.4626
To give blood in Joplin: Go to the Community Blood Center of the Ozarks located at the Northpark Mall.
Amber Alert for Pets will issue free lost pet alerts families who have lost a pet in the area affect by the tornado. Go to amberalertforpets.com and fill out a lost pet report. Use the code "MS2011". A cell phone picture will work.
Central Pet Care at 224 West Central in Carthage is open to accept animal emergencies and displaced animals. Call 417.358.1300 for more info.
Golden Paws Pet Resort is accepting animals that need shelter because their owners have lost their homes. Please call 623-0842.
Originally posted by getreadyalready
reply to post by Xcathdra
There was a news report last night with a picture of a little boy named "Skyler." There was another little boy in a hospital that couldn't identify himself, but he was about 2 years old.
Did you happen to hear any updates on them, or did they ever circulate the photos/videos of them in town?
For those who have family in the region and are looking for information some sources for you -
KOAMTV 7 - Joplin Missouri
The JoplinGlobe Newspaper
4States HomePage - Joplin
KZRG talk radio Joplin
KY3 News - Springfield MO (70 miles East of Joplin)
KOLR10 News - Springfield
City of Joplin MO
Government of the State of Missouri
Missouri Department of Public Safety
Jasper County MO live emergency communications broadcast
Cherokee County Kansas emergency communications
RedCross - SafeandWell - Family member locator
Resource List - Source