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Monday, May 23, 2011
There's even more bad news in the South after nearly a hundred people have died in Joplin, Kansas. On Sunday evening, a tornado ripped through the town of 50,500. It was the fourth deadliest tornado since 1950 when the National Weather Service began keeping track. There are more than 1,500 police officers and firefighters from four states on the scene going through the wreckage today. The town was described as complete devastation by weather spotters. The mission is still considered a search and rescue rather but the mission could get tricky because severe weather has been forecasted for today and Tuesday in the area. Two hospitals in the area received a large amount of damage and gurneys were found many miles away.
I think this tragic event is very devastating, and should remind all of us how lucky we are. I can't even imagine going through a tornado and knowing people that died. Starting your life over would be a really hard thing to do, especially during this economic time.