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Cleanup in Joplin

By: 24 May 2011 One Comment

Sunday’s tornado in Joplin, Mo., sent scores of volunteers and workers to clean up the mess left in the wake of the storm.

As of Monday evening, the death count in Joplin rose to 122 with more than 750 people injured in the city of 50,150 people in southwest Missouri. Those grim statistics have marked the Joplin tornado as one of the worst in U.S. history.

One of the people who helped clean up the mess is Buck Wright of Bethel Heights, Ark. Wright snapped some photos while in Joplin on Monday and has given First Arkansas News permission to post them. We send our thanks to Buck and invite you to marvel at the extent of damage left by a natural disaster which occurred during a spring full of devastating storms.

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One Comment »

  • Zadoc Paet said:

    Wow, every day I hear this news ad it gets worse and worse. I have to think how much does global warming have to do with this?
    I found this poll: Is climate change to blame for the string of severe tornadoes and storms ravishing the United States?
    The concensus is pretty divided. I am not sure what to think.

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