I have not returned to Joplin since the devastation last year.
Really was not sure if I am ready to return, but I need to see they are recovering from the devastation.
Construction machinery littered all over the place.
Some new home, some with no homes.
Some of the tree roots remain.
A new house.
A tree is very slowly re-growing.
Storm shelters are a very good idea.
A new roundabout.
Tornado siren rises above the city.
Land for sale.
These buildings were hit quite hard, on the edge of the tornado. They are re-building & fixing everything.
More empty lots.
Some of the worst hit areas.
A building foundation is all that remains.
Signs remain in place.
Footpath rarely used. No homes left in this street.
A school bus was picked up and thrown in this street.
The place of my very first search and rescue. I have no idea if the elderly gentleman ever found his daughter.
A house rebuilds.
The site where we searched, only scraps remain.
Quite a sombre place. They really were hit very hard.
I'm happy they were able to rebuild.
The hospital is a complete write-off.
Flowers left for a lost family.
Hospital sustained major damage.
Left Joplin and heading for Oklahoma.