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Obama Visits Joplin Missouri After Tornado Touched Down

President Obama visited Joplin, Missouri one week after the tornadoes touched down, destroying homes, businesses, and many lives along with it. The tornado that touched down in Joplin was determined to be an EF5, which generally means the wind speeds were over 200 mph, was 3/4 wide, and lasted approximately 6 miles according to the NOAA.

In contrast, an EF0 tornado has wind speeds of less than 100mph but the “Enhanced Fujita Scale” (where the “EF” comes from) takes many more factors into consideration, such as the level of damage that occurred. The current operational F-Scale, as indicated by the NOAA, can be found here.

Obama gave a compelling message about not leaving Joplin forgotten. Hearing President Obama on the news was powerful enough to make me stop for a moment to listen.

I am glad that such a devastating occurrence is getting national and even worldwide media attention. (Obama states in his speech that while he was overseas, world leaders were coming up to him and expressing their concerns for the people of Joplin.)

The tornadoes that touched down in Tuscaloosa, AlabamaRinggold, Georgia and Apison, Tennessee, in comparison, only ranked EF4. There were 142 people killed in  Joplin, Missouri with many more injured, and many people still unaccounted for. In the April outbreak that spanned several days (April 25-28), there were 327 confirmed deaths according to Wikipedia.

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Please Pray for Joplin Missouri

Joplin, Missouri After Tornado Touchdown – News In US

If you heard about the recent tornado touch down in Joplin, an EF4, then you’ve likely seen the pictures that go with the story. After having seen the tornado damage in person in Ringgold, Georgia and Apison and Bradley County in Tennessee, I can only imagine what those people are feeling.

What do you think when your home is flattened to a pile of rubble? Where do you start to pick up the pieces? When the entire area is one huge catastrophe who gets priority when help does arrive?

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More Tornado Damage Footage from April 27th Tornadoes

Destroyed Home in Ringgold, GA - Photo Taken 5/3/11

I’ve put up a few new videos from the damage done on April 27, 2011 from the tornadoes that touched down in the area.

Little did I realize they didn’t merely touch down in Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama, but also Mississippi, Louisiana, Virginia, all over the place.

I uploaded a new video of some of the damage in Apison, Tennessee. In the video, we are driving by pretty fast but it’s the first video I was able to take while not driving. I recommend you mute the sound though, since I had the camera out the window almost the entire time and you can hear it the wind beating against it.

To see the latest video, check out

To see the rest of the videos I’ve uploaded, check out http://www.desultorythought.blip.tv

I have more to post too, I just want to get some of them edited first. Check back soon.

Tornado Damage Videos from Tennessee and Georgia April 27th Tornadoes

Tornado Damage Videos Showing Aftermath in Areas of Tennessee and Georgia (Following April 27th Tornadoes): http://desultorythought.blip.tv

I have created this account as of recently, and have posted several videos from the recent tornado damage that occurred all over the south on April 27, 2011. The tornadoes affected Tucscaloosa, Alabama, almost completely wiping the city off the map. Houses were flattened, some ripped off their foundations completely, many more were damaged, hundreds died, many more were injured, and it was truly a historic event.

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