Tornado strikes Joplin, causing major damage to hospital, other buildings
Tornado strikes Joplin, causing major damage to hospital, other buildings The Joplin Globe report Range Line was closed at 15th Street, and the city's most densely built commercial strip has major damage. Trees and power lines in the area are down, so side streets are also impassable. A Joplin Glove staff member who lives near 24th at Indiana also reports Joplin High School was nearly leveled by the tornado -- or at least has catastrophic damage.
Homeowners in Greene County and southern Polk County report debris from the hospital falling in their yards. The debris includes X-rays, medical reports, dental records and more. Other people in the Ebenezer, Morrisville, Pleasant Hope, and Slagle areas -- as well as between Springfield and Joplin -- report photos and other items, including roofing materials, and newspapers, falling in their yards.
There are reports of numerous tractor-trailer trucks overturned on Interstate 44 east of Joplin. The highway was reported to be blocked or closed because of the overturned vehicles.http://www.ky3.com/news/kspr-tornado-strikes-joplin-major-damage-re...