Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Devastation in Joplin

Over 100 people were killed in the tornado that struck Joplin, Missouri Sunday night.

The death toll jumped to 116 on Monday after a massive tornado tore through this city on Sunday, leaving six miles of destruction: a forest of splintered tree trunks where neighborhoods once stood; a hospital and high school destroyed; and cars crushed like soda cans.

Emergency crews searched through the night and through a thunderstorm with driving rain on Monday for additional survivors.

“We still believe there are folks alive under the rubble, and we’re trying hard to reach them,” Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon told reporters in Joplin.

If you want to help or are looking for friends and relatives in the area, look here.

HT to Melissa.