|Buildings gone, neighborhoods flattened, and trees left as mere trunks.|
On Sunday we drove the couple of hours over to Joplin to view the damage from the recent tornado. And to see what progress the city is making in the clean-up process.
|This is all that's left of Hope High School in Joplin.|
The devastation is awful, a big swath of the city about a mile and a half long and half a mile wide, or so, just flattened. I can't even imagine having every article of life in many neighborhoods, mixed together and spat out, with nothing left except what looks like a landfill.
|Trees in all directions were mostly without limbs.|
The trees were hard-hit, as well. Lots of them are completely gone, but many are still standing, their limbs twisted off, leaving nothing but a tortured trunk.
|This tree has sheets of tin roofing and other debris lodged in its limbs.|
|Hope High School sign in the school yard.|
|Eagles in front of Hope High School in Joplin, MO.|