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Tornado disaster area

Sunday, May 22, 2011

I live in Joplin, Mo. I expect tomorrow there will be news about the tornados that hit. It is a disaster area. All along the business district things were all flattened. The Main Hospital got hit. My youngest DD can see her neighbor's house flattned. It passed right over her. She has no TV station that advertises the weather in our area. I called her and warned her. I tried to reach my oldest DD. She called and said she drove right through it while it hit. We can't reach people by phone. We have to text each other. I can't reach relatives by phone either. I have to text them. They text me back. It's a mess here. Hope

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MARCHEM 5/26/2011 5:25PM

    I'm glad you are okay. We live by the mall and are okay, as well. I went by the high school today to see my dd's dance studio and see if we could help with salvage. No one was there, so we left. I was not prepared for 20th St. It's so much worse than the pictures.

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MEYLOSE 5/24/2011 10:26PM

    I've seen the news and everyone is in my prayers. I've seen the remnants from a tornado and they are quite devestating.

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MAIRE1999 5/24/2011 7:46PM

    The pictures on tv have been mind boggling seeing so much damage. I hope the weather wasn't as bad as they predicted today. You are all in my prayers. emoticon

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RD03875 5/24/2011 7:04AM

    I am glad to hear you are ok, I was worried when I saw what happened. I will say prayers for your community

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PMCFARM 5/23/2011 8:57PM

  We will be holding you all in prayer & thoughts. Please let us know how we can help!

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PUDLECRAZY 5/23/2011 7:04PM

    We saw this on the news. It is a terrible disaster and I am glad that you and your daughter are well. My heart goes out to all who have lost lives, limbs, and loved one. Tornadoes can be so fast and so devastating.

Sending love and prayers,

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MOM2ACAT 5/23/2011 6:59PM

    I saw that on the news and it's so hard to fathom what it must be like there. Keeping all in my prayers, and I hope you can get in touch with all your friends and loved ones soon.

I'm glad you are ok! emoticon

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TERRI289 5/23/2011 12:33PM

    Praying for you and yours...

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DIZZYDI2 5/23/2011 11:59AM

    Oh so sorry... hang in there and thank God y'all are ok.

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MRE1956 5/23/2011 11:02AM

    So sorry about all of this.....take care and stay safe.....


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1COUNTRY_GAL 5/23/2011 10:29AM

    Your okay.when I heard about this in Joplin,my heart sank,because I have a Spark friend who lives there.After I got home this morning from dropping kids off at bus stop,I came right home and saw the devastation and again my heart sank and I saw you had posted and had a sigh of relief for you,but,wow! My heart just feels so heavy for the town in which you live.Sending prayers for healing. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Diana

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CAROLYN0107 5/23/2011 8:30AM

    In Africa I get CNN on Satellite TV and saw the almost total destruction of Joplin. So sorry. It must not have gotten your home, nor your electricity/internet which is good. I'm glad you and your DDs are ok! Write us another blog when you have more information. Praying for you.

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FERRETLOVER1 5/23/2011 7:24AM

    Thank goodness, it sounds like your family & loved ones are okay.

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HLTHYETER 5/23/2011 7:02AM

    Most recent confirmed dead in Joplin is 89--probably will be more.

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HLTHYETER 5/23/2011 7:01AM

    Hi Hope,

We rode out the storm in Galena, Ks. after our great-niece graduated. Have you heard from any of our other Joplin team members? Glad to hear you are okay.


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KOFFEENUT 5/22/2011 11:24PM

    I just heard about the tornados - glad it sounds like your family came through OK. Will keep you in our prayers!

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TURTLETALK 5/22/2011 11:23PM

    I just saw the news. So sorry, prayers and thoughts are with you.

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MOMOFBOYSINMO 5/22/2011 11:23PM

    I am glad it sounds like your family is safe. My heart goes out to all of your town, and I am praying for all of you.

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MUSIC66 5/22/2011 9:53PM

    sound like it was bad.

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EMILYULM1 5/22/2011 9:33PM

    My heart goes out to all of you. I will send prayers up. I hope that there are no lives lost amidst all that devastation. Thinking of you.


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