Around the Nation: Coverage of the Joplin Tornado
KSMU, based in Springfield, Mo., about 70 miles away from Joplin, has been keeping listeners and readers updated with information about how they can help Joplin residents by donating blankets or offering nursing services.
When the tornado hit St. John’s Regional Medical Center, it sent medical records flying. As KSMU reported: “Residents in towns as far away as Bolivar and Springfield have reported finding X-Rays and other records in their yards.” Hospital officials are now asking people to return any records they find that might have come from the medical center.
While Joplin bore the worst of the weekend’s storms, tornadoes also touched down in Kansas and Minnesota.
On Monday, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback toured the town of Reading, where a tornado killed one man and left several other residents homeless. Kansas City’s KCUR reports on the clean-up efforts and recovery process in the southeastern Kansas town.