May 21, 2011, was a beautiful Saturday in Joplin, Missouri. Families were hosting barbecues. Tabatha and Aaron Garbet were getting married. Missouri Southern State University’s class of 2011 were getting their diplomas. Tragically, just 24 hours later, the small town would be devastated by an EF-5 tornado that killed 158 people, making it the seventh [...]
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As the death toll across the South continues to rise, our thoughts are with everyone who is grieving the loss of family members, friends, homes and businesses. The chain of storms that drove across Georgia and several other states has leveled destruction on a scale that we haven’t seen in quite some time. These tornadoes [...]
“The only thing I could think of on my way home was, ‘A flood is bad, but what if that had been a tornado?’ These words are from Sherry Beam, who works for the American Red Cross chapter in Atlanta and whose home was flooded in September 2009. When Sherry and I appeared on the [...]