Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X
The death and destruction is sobering.
This area is about in the middle of what we call "tornado alley". So many tornado and storm warnings every year, it is easy to become complacent when no tornado actually arrives. Like this one, by the time the "hook echo" radar sees as the tornado arrived in my back yard, some 5 miles away, the only damage was from strong winds. I did hear a tornado over my home once, it damaged some buildings just north of me. Hope I never hear another one!
Have not received any news yet of any personal acquaintances in Joplin who have been affected. But my heartfelt prayers go out to those who have experienced this tragedy, and there are many.