Friday, May 27, 2011

Life is thankful!

Good Friday Morning, Dan Wells writing, I hope this note finds you well and good spirits!

This morning, I can't help but write about the devastating tornado which ripped though Joplin, these satellite images show the extent of some of the damage.

This image shows a six-block path of destruction.

At least 125 people were killed by the twister on Sunday, which authorities say is the deadliest single tornado in America since modern record-keeping began over 60 years ago.

If you didn't know the half-mile-wide twister with estimated wind speed of 190-198 mph damaged or destroyed somewhere between 10 percent to 30 percent of Joplin and roughly 2,000 structures, estimates the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency.

On a personal note, I honestly can't imagine being there, living that nightmare.

I also can’t imagine working in the trenches as a news reporter in that type of loss and devastation. I know there are unbelievable stories of tragedy, heartwarming cases of triumph and a commitment of rebirth.

But this morning, I have a request, as you watch the news footage and see the pain of people you've never met and don't know...remember it could have been any of us.

With that said, In spite of the misery, be grateful.


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