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    Missouri officials say tornado killed at least 89

    JOPLIN, Mo. —

    A massive tornado that tore a 6-mile path across southwestern Missouri killed at least 89 people as it slammed into the city of Joplin, ripping into a hospital, crushing cars like soda cans and leaving a forest of splintered tree trunks behind where entire neighborhoods once stood.

    Authorities warned that the death toll could climb as search and rescue workers continued their efforts. Their task was made more miserable as a new thunderstorm with strong winds, heavy rain pelted part of the city with quarter-sized hail.

    Missouri officials say tornado killed at least 89 - Peoria, IL - pjstar.com
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    Re: Missouri officials say tornado killed at least 89

    Absolutely. I woke up today, turned on the TV and saw this. Horrific display of Mother Nature's Awsome force. The people of Joplin MO, have my prayers.

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    Re: Missouri officials say tornado killed at least 89

    They said 3/4 of a town destroyed and unrecognizable.
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    Re: Missouri officials say tornado killed at least 89

    La Nina has turned out to be a real bitch this year. This spring has been one of the worst ones for tornadoes in history.
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    Re: Missouri officials say tornado killed at least 89

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    La Nina has turned out to be a real bitch this year. This spring has been one of the worst ones for tornadoes in history.
    april 27, we had 160 tornadoes touch down in Alabama in one day. path of destruction a mile wide and 25 miles long through Tuscaloosa county.
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    Re: Missouri officials say tornado killed at least 89

    And they're going to put the exact same houses in the exact same places, on the taxpayer's dime, and everyone's going to be truly astounded when this happens again.

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    Re: Missouri officials say tornado killed at least 89

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    And they're going to put the exact same houses in the exact same places, on the taxpayer's dime, and everyone's going to be truly astounded when this happens again.
    of course they are, they rebuilt New Orleans didn't they?
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    Re: Missouri officials say tornado killed at least 89

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    And they're going to put the exact same houses in the exact same places, on the taxpayer's dime, and everyone's going to be truly astounded when this happens again.
    Tornados are somewhat different then a hurricane for instance

    You can build homes outside of the danager zone for flooding from a hurricane, and should if you want insurance (I do not support government insurance for morons who build on the sand bar islands on the Atlanic or on the coast at low levels of elevation). But other then being within what is considered tornado alley, you can not build your house in an area that would not be effected by a tornado as they can hit anywhere
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    Re: Missouri officials say tornado killed at least 89

    True, but it isn't particularly difficult to make houses tornado resistant. You'll notice that they won't do this.

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    Re: Missouri officials say tornado killed at least 89

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    And they're going to put the exact same houses in the exact same places, on the taxpayer's dime, and everyone's going to be truly astounded when this happens again.
    There is so much wrong with this post that I don't even know where to begin. For starters, Tornadoes aren't like hurricanes or floods. . They occur through the entirety of the midwest and the south. So, what would your plan be, Viktyr? Would you like to evacuate, permanently, all of the residents of Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Illinois, Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Texas and Louisiana? It's difficult to predict where a tornado will hit.

    Further, these aren't taxpayer dollars. Tornado damages are generally paid for by private homeowners insurance.

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