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."