Huffpost Green

Joplin Tornado Rescue Efforts: Manchester Crew Describes Storm Devastation

Posted: Updated:
AP File

Tim Dorsey, deputy chief of training and special operations with West County EMS and Fire Protection District was part of the search and rescue effort in Joplin since the call for help came out Sunday night. 

"I was at Katrina for probably a month. Joplin is very different. When morning came around, we were able to see it. It looked like some pictures of Hiroshima when the atomic bomb went off," Dorsey said. "Just devastation. Not a narrow band like what hit in St. Louis. This was just a mile and a half to 2 miles wide of total devastation."

Read the whole story at Patch

Around the Web

At least 116 dead from Joplin tornado as rescue workers ...

Rain In Joplin, Mo., Hinders Rescue Efforts : NPR

Joplin, Missouri Search and Rescue Efforts | Video - ABC News

Area sends rescue workers, ambulances, aid to Joplin -

Joplin leaders not giving up on rescue effort - CBS News

Joplin, Mo., Tornado: Rescue and Rescuers

From Our Partners