Joplin, Missouri

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    Another huge tornado disaster. One half mile wide, and capable of tearing up steel structures. 89 known dead at the moment. More dead in other states.
     
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    Terrible. Early photos are out, but they're night shots.
     
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    One of the early articles states that debris from Joplin was raining down as much as sixty miles away. All my sympathies go out to the people of Joplin. I would hate to think of having to rebuild a life with the totality of all I have accumulated, photos, items that carry value because of who gave them, or the circumstances in which they were obtained, gone in a matter of seconds. This has happened to so many this spring.
     
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    Yup. It seems more 'nados are slicing thru metro areas these days.
    Luckily that same system disipated before it came thru Illinois last night.
     
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    This is absolutely terrible. My thoughts are with them. How odd this tornado and storm came so fast in the area.
     
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    Crazy stuff.. I have family in Joplin.. All are fine, thankfully. But they said everything's tore up around there.
     
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    I love Peanuts and how fitting for this story I'm about to tell. I heard on the news two dogs saved their family by howling and going crazy ten minutes before the sirens went off.
     
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    Yeah- I swear our mutt can hear thunder a hundred miles off. He gets all worked up and prances around the house.
     
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