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Old 05-23-2011, 12:34 AM
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Tornado came through Joplin, Mo earlier thiis afternoon.

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I was watching it on the radar here in Springfield, MO. It was an extremely strong storm. Luckily the supercell passed south of here, but still produced a fairly strong thunderstorm They're saying it was nearly 2 mile wide tornado. And the death count is up to 24.

My heart and prayers go out to those who were effected.

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Myself and my family are fine. We escaped with wind and hail damage but still have a home. I know many people who lost everything today and I am still in shock. Cell service here has been spotty at best so getting out via phone or text has been hard. I rode out the storm in a carport to save Blue from golf ball size hail (yes, I do have pics) and on the cell with Cajun who was telling me where the tornado was.

Please say a prayer for the people here, they will need as many as they can get.
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STACY !....Grrrrrrr!
This is one time that pix don't matter! Your safety is 10 Kazillion times more important than any truck, or pix.

I am so glad to hear that you and your family came out of this alive, and with your homes relatively intact. My prayers go out to all that were affected by this tornado.

Well.....seeings as you took the pix (and probably risked your personal safety in doing so)....
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yes my prayers go out for everyone there that was affected...my exwife and daughter dont live too far from there and I got the call from my daughter last night scared out of her little mind, if theres anything I can do let me know Ill be in the area this weekend and would be glad to assist anyway I can.
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Glad to hear you weathered the storm well Stacy.

I was hanging out in the hotel in Heavener, OK waiting for my train to get there, and wondering what was taking it so long. I almost lost my lunch when I heard about the tornado going through Joplin.

I have several co-workers who were on a train in Joplin when it came through... it was not pretty....

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Ive emailed the Joplin MO city government and offered me and my dads help, as Im a firefighter and my dad is a paramedic, and we're both members of the Little Egypt Search and Rescue team in Southern IL.
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A little update on Stacy..she sent me some pictures that I will upload for her. Please keep her and her family, and all affected in your thoughts and prayers.



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Hail that hit last night. I had Blue under a carport but it was still hitting her. I didn't feel any dings but she is so dirty I won't know until I get the chance to really detail her.


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Damage in the yard. That stairway went to a trampoline that ended up blown into the side of dad'a house. We got damage.






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That is just gut wrenching...

If she doesn't know, someone please let her know that there another high risk for tornados again tonight. I would hate to see more people lose their lives after this tragedy.
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Thank you for the weather update jcasey10. I will email her now.
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