We need to have prayers and good thoughts for one of our forum members that lives in Joplin Missouri USA [ ez1969 " Eric " ] and the rest of the folks there.
About half of the city of 40,000 has been flattened by a tornado at about 5:00 pm central time Sunday May 22. an EF4 rated tornado. It ripped the bark off the trees that weren't torn off at the stumps and blown away. The largest hospital in the tris-state area was hit and the top floor is gone . People sucked out the shattered windows to who knows where. Dead for sure.
There are 24 confirmed deaths as of 10:30 pm and thorough searches have not began yet as darkness has fallen. There most surely will be dozens more. Severe injuries are in the hundreds at this moment.