The remains of a home, belonging to Joplin, Missouri resident Tim Bartow, remains standing in the town devastated by a tornado earlier this year, when 161 of its residents died. Officials are now trying to determine what to do with the structure, called the Volunteer House, which is open to the elements and bears handwritten notes and mementos from the legions of volunteers that came to help. (Photo: Steve Hebert / The New York Times)
Have you seen what Joplin looks like on Google Maps?
Incredible, and sad.
The remains of a destroyed tree are seen five days after a massive tornado passed through the town killing at least 132 people on May 27, in Joplin, Missouri. (Mario Tama)
HALVED Angie Elbert looked for items to salvage Thursday from her grandmother’s house in Joplin, Mo., which was destroyed when a massive tornado passed through the town Sunday, killing at least 125 people. (Photo: Joe Raedle / Reuters via the Wall St. Journal)
A sign read “Have water, need beer” in tornado-ravaged Joplin, Missouri, Wednesday. The death toll climbed to 125 from Sunday’s tornado there. Meanwhile, at least 14 people were killed in Arkansas, Kansas and Oklahoma in new storms Tuesday night. (Photo: Charlie Riedel / AP via the Wall St. Journal)
DISPLACED A sign ripped from a building lay on the ground Tuesday in Joplin, Mo., days after a tornado tore through the city, killing at least 116 people in one of the deadliest storms in U.S. history. (Photo: Eric Thayer / Reuters via the Wall St. Journal)
With all due respect, who the Hell cares? Why is this a day three story?
(EDIT: I guess I should clarify that I’m speaking to the “insurers” angle here; further explanation here.)
This is a positively haunting photo.
Emergency workers waited for a medical team after finding a body in a car in Joplin, Missouri, on Monday. A three-quarters-of-a-mile wide tornado laid waste to about 30 percent of the city, killing at least 116 and injuring hundreds. (Photo: Charlie Riedel / AP via the New York Times)
SHATTERED Rescue workers search for bodies and survivors inside St. John’s hospital in Joplin, Mo. May 23. The hospital was damaged by a tornado that destroyed nearly 30 percent of the city on Sunday afternoon. (Photo: Adam Wisneski / Tulsa World via the AP / Boston Globe / The Big Picture)