What a day yesterday. I had a bad feeling about the day and stayed home from church last night. I really thought that my home in Carl Junction was in the most danger and listened to local radio and scanners from the my deck. Little did I know that it would miss us and I'd spend most of last evening and the day today helping one of my sons get everything we could out of his house. While his house sustained damage he was lucky in that they had stuff we could get out.
So many all over south Joplin have nothing left. The church we attend is one of many with damage and will have to be completely rebuilt. The Keller Williams office was unscathed but the Charles Burt office in Joplin as well as the Realty Executives office both were all but completely destroyed.As I write this there 116 confirmed dead, at least 12 of which were at the church of their choice for Sunday evening service. Some 400 injured that they know about but both the injury and death count are sure to go up still further.
So much devastation, so much hurt, so much death. It's been a hard, long 24+ hours but as soon as the recovery is over the rebuilding will begin and Joplin will be better than before.