A strong storm struck over Joplin, Mo. Yesterday night and as a result a hospital named, St. John’s Regional Medical Center destroyed and dozens of people across the city lost their lives. As Joplin was in the direct path of the tornado, so, it left isolated in the dark after the destruction. Due to Tornado all telephone connections was cut off.
It is reported that about 30 people had been killed and 11 had been recovered from just one location. Regarding the rolled over hospital, witnesses said that a major hospital in town, St. Johns Regional Medical Center, had to be abandoned and the triage unit set up on its grounds to care for the patients had to be temporarily moved across the street when the hospital caught fire.
Recently, Tornadoes brought a lot of destruction as 100 different Tornadoes ripped through the South last month, killing at least 291 people.
According to initial reports form Joplin, schools, apartment buildings, megastores and fire stations were ravaged by the tornado. Mike Bettes, a meteorologist for the Weather Channel said that there was panic firefighters were pulling themselves out of the debris and then helping others. Mike arrived in Joplin as a part of The Great Tornado Hunt just after 10 minutes while the Tornado rolled over.
He told in a telephone review that hours later the scene was very serene dark, relatively quiet. He and his Weather Channel crew had set up to report from the hospital grounds and they are on a hill and the only lights they see are on the fire trucks or ambulances.
Tornado Strikes a Missouri City, Hitting a Hospital and Killing Many