Tag Archives: 2010

Three-Quarters of Joplin Destroyed

23 May

U.S. weather officials said the tornado that hit at dinnertime on Sunday, it may have been the single deadliest in the country since 1953.

Dozens are dead and even more injured after nearly 50 tornadoes tore though parts of the Midwest on Sunday.

At least 89 people were killed in Joplin, Mo., which received the worst of the severe weather. Damage was widespread across the city as homes, schools and a hospital were hit by a massive tornado.

According to AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Alan Reppert, x-ray films from the hospital were found 70 miles away in a driveway.

Meanwhile, school has already been canceled on Monday with one of the Joplin School District’s buildings receiving catastrophic damage.

Many of the dead were residents looking to seek shelter when the buildings they were in collapsed.

The tornado traveled 6 miles from the west side of the city to the southeast. The southern edge of the city was the hardest hit. The tornado ranged from half a mile to three-quarters of a mile wide. While the exact strength of the storm is yet to be determined, it could be upwards of an EF4.

According to Kathy Dennis of the American Red Cross, “75% of the town is virtually gone.” (more)

These areas will have little time to clean up as another round of severe weather is expected today.


Today’s Forcast from Accuweather

ABC News Account of Joplin tornado.

Crane makes history! Boys bring home title.

20 Mar

Levi Cook poured in 42 points and had 15 rebounds to lead Crane by Bernie 77-63 in the Missouri Class 2 boys’ state championship game Saturday. The Pirates (27-5) went on a 13-6 run early in the third quarter to seal the deal. Cranes title is the first in school history. Levi Cook was 14 of 24 from the field and also recorded eight assists, only 5 points away from breaking the scoring record. Cody Lumpkin and Zach Akins each added 10 points for Crane, which shot 47 percent from the floor. Jordan McGowan scored 23 points and had 12 rebounds and Sammy Walker added 15 for the Mules (28-5), which lost the championship game for the second straight year.

Cook puts on a show for Crane…News-Leader

Final four small towns empty-out to support teams in Columbia…KY3

Crane boys, Stockton and Purdy girls celebrate state titles…KY3

Class 2 State Basketball Championship – Bernie…SEMOBall

Bernie falls to Crane in state championship…Daily Dunklin