Joplin…first glance

amoore, 29 July 2011, No comments
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We arrived in Joplin around 4:00 this afternoon. Mark Rohr (city manager and Brother-in-law) took us around town. The stories from he and his wife Lois, who has lived in Joplin her whole life were incredible.

All I can really say right now is that the cliche “seeing it on TV doesn’t do it justice” is so true here. We drove around for over 1 hour and really only went from the starting point of the tornado to the ending point. We stopped a couple times to look around, but the amount of devastation is incredible. Many of the pictures in the web album below are from locations that are already “cleaned up”.

6 miles path…3/4 mile wide! Nearly everything gone!

They are doing a great job with clean up and many places are already beginning to rebuild. Walgreen’s has 2 new stores going up. Walmart and Home Depot are building. Home Depot is actually open right now in a large tent.

They still have a ton of work to do…don’t forget them!

One way to help is to donate through many of the websites…

http://cfswmo.org/

Joplin 2011

 

Here is another web album of the city:

August 9, 2011

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