Monday, May 23, 2011

Joplin, MO

Please keep everyone in Joplin, MO in your thoughts and prayers.  The town was devastated by a tornado yesterday (May 22).  They are saying over 30% of the town was destroyed and as of now, 116 are confirmed dead and expected to rise.  This is so sad. 

We live only about 1 1/2 hours from Joplin and go there quite a bit.  We frequent the flea market there and go shopping or eat at the restaurants that are on Range Line Road which was the street that was pretty much wiped out.  From the pictures I have seen so far nothing is recognizable.  Everything is just flattened.

We are going through there this coming Saturday on our way to Springfield, MO and I want to stop to try and get some pictures but it depends on how far we can get into the town.  As of now they are not letting anyone in unless they are helping with the cleanup and have some form of medical certification. 

So, please everyone, pray for those who have lost their homes, loved ones, businesses, pets and possessions.

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