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From May 22:
People trapped in the Elks lodge.
Scattered looting reported.
26th and Empire – two critical patients being rescued at this time.
The Salvation Army is working to respond to immediate needs of those affected. Call 314-646-3000 for volunteer info.
7 DOA at Greenbriar Nursing Home per radio traffic on EMS channel.
EMS command relocating to Lowes.
Field Emergency Room set up at McCauley High School. Pearl and 10th.
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Reports are that the St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Joplin was struck by a tornado. There are unconfirmed reports of fires at the hospital and casualties. The storm also hit in the area of Ridgeline Road, a commercial area in Joplin. People are reproted trapped at Walmart and Lowes. KOTV in Tulsa is reporting 24 deaths at this time. Accuweather is reporting thirty deaths.
US Interstate 44 south of Joplin has been closed due to the numerous cars and trucks that have been flipped by the storm.
County EMS radio traffic – Jasper County
Joplin Globe – local newspaper
Morgue being set up on campus of Missouri Southern, south of football field.
Joplin command is at 34th and Main.