This last Sunday the Husbear and I wandered up to Joplin to see the area that was affected by the May 22 tornado.
A large portion of the debris has been cleaned up, but in it’s place there is a great swath of empty land that formerly contained many homes and businesses. There are also many crosses planted about, more than likely where people were killed.
There were several tent-filled camps set up in the area. Something I can’t imagine staying in when it’s been over 100 degrees in the area for a month.
We passed several properties where people will still going through the rubble of their homes, sorting what could and couldn’t be saved. It was difficult to witness, and I can’t even begin to know what emotions they are dealing with.
Until next time...