A social worker in a group home for the disabled almost lost his life trying to save residents when a tornado decimated much of Joplin, Missouri this spring. Now, his company’s insurance provider is denying him workman’s compensation.
It's not just the human spirit that can show amazing resiliency in times of crisis.
A dog named Mason who was blown out of his home when a tornado tore through North Smithfield, Alabama on April 27 crawled back three weeks later. And we do mean crawled.
The tornado that slammed Joplin, MO on May 22, like the others around the country recently, has resulted in stunning first-person video accounts. With the popularity of video capability on smartphones (not to mention digital cameras) we are now not only seeing the damage closer than ever, but we are also seeing what it's like to wait for the storm, then experience it.