My Home Is Still Standing - The Aftermath of the Joplin Tornado 2011

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My Home Is Still Standing - The Aftermath of the Joplin Tornado 2011

Sunday seemed like any other day, except for the weather.  All day the humidity was high, it was a little windy, but we didn't think about tornadoes.  Working real estate all day, we came home about an hour before realizing that Joplin Missouri was Dead Tree in my front yardabout to get hit with a deadly tornado.

 

A call from my grandson made us turn on the weather station and wait out the storm.  We were one of the fortunate ones.....lots of wind and rain, with one large gust laying our last Bradford Pear tree over in the front yard.

We can replace and regrow the tree, but the devastation we are seeing in Joplin Missouri is unbelievable.  So many people killed, homes and businesses destroyed and about a third of the city gone.

For anyone wanting to help with the cleanup, our local Chamber of Commerce recommends not going unless we are signed up to help.  Right now, the city needs to assess the damage and get a start on the clean up.  Our local Red Cross is already there,  Least of These is requesting food for the misplaced homeowners and the Governor of Missouri has declared it a disaster area.

 

 

 

 

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Springfield Mo Real Estate

Kay Van Kampen / Rhonda Kay Jones

The "KAY" Team

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Kay Van Kampen | RE/MAX House of Brokers. Springfield Mo 65804

 

 

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Mary Sitton
Mary Sitton Real Estate Team - - Hendersonville, NC
Realtor® - Hendersonville, NC and WNC Area

Kay - I'm so glad to hear you are alive and safe.  I can't imagine what it's like to look at all the damage in your area.  Our thoughts are with you and your community.

May 24, 2011 02:33 PM #1
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Doug Bullwinkel
Envoy Mortgage, NMLS 6666 - Roseville, CA
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I remember these storms when I lived in Tulsa as a child.  We're so glad you and your family are safe and our prayers are with you.

May 24, 2011 02:35 PM #2
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Emily Lowe
The Lipman Group | Sotheby's International Realty - Nashville, TN
Nashville TN Realtor

Glad you are ok - my prayers are with those in your area right now

May 24, 2011 02:54 PM #3
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John Pusa
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I am very glad you are safe and survive the Joplin tornado. I hope everyone will recover soon from the tornado.

May 24, 2011 05:02 PM #4
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Kay Van Kampen
RE/MAX Broker, RE/MAX - Springfield, MO
Realtor®, Springfield Mo Real Estate

Mary, we are so fortunate to be where we are.  More storms are coming in daily.

May 25, 2011 01:12 PM #5
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Kay Van Kampen
RE/MAX Broker, RE/MAX - Springfield, MO
Realtor®, Springfield Mo Real Estate

Doug, these storms seem so much worse than I remember.  It's the number of tornadoes in one storm that make it so severe.

May 25, 2011 01:13 PM #6
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Kay Van Kampen
RE/MAX Broker, RE/MAX - Springfield, MO
Realtor®, Springfield Mo Real Estate

Emily, Joplin is so overwhelmed with help right now.....we will gather there to help after the search and rescue is over.

May 25, 2011 01:14 PM #7
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Kay Van Kampen
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Realtor®, Springfield Mo Real Estate

John, I'm told it will take at least a year to haul all the debris away.  Unimaginable!

May 25, 2011 01:15 PM #8
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