The pictures from Joplin have been nothing short of incredible and I don't mean that in a good way.
Joplin isn't all that far from Springfield. So Ed and I were concerned last Sunday that the storm in Joplin might actually hit Springfield. We heard from both my dad and sister-in-law, Jennifer, that night that they were getting ready to seek shelter if necessary. It turned out that didn't happen. Springfield just got some very very heavy rain.
The hospital that was hit in Joplin, St. John's, just so happens to be the the hospital that Jennifer works for in Springfield. Below are some pictures that a colleague of her's set to her. Pay close attention to the last picture.
This picture is not on its side. This is a picture of a wall at the hospital. The force of the tornado embedded the chair and every thing else you see in the picture into the side of the wall. And get this the wall is concrete.