Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Remembering the Joplin Tornado

Just 5 years ago an incredibly destructive tornado roared through my old hometown of Joplin, Missouri, killing 161 people and leaving a wide band of devastation that is still being restored.  The town’s high school (my alma mater), largest hospital, and many businesses and homes were destroyed. 
A link here to one of the moving ceremonies commemorating the event….

As we work to improve infrastructure resilience to climate change and extreme weather events, it’s good to remember why this is important.

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