Last evening, a massive tornado struck Joplin, MO – leaving at least 89 dead and many residents homeless. Between 25-30% of the city suffered significant damage, including a local hospital and school.
Officials are urging residents to stay at home if possible, and extensive search and rescue efforts are underway. Joplin officials ask that any first responders or medical professionals who are available join in their efforts.
Joplin, MO Facebook Page for up to the minute conversations.
Red Cross Safe and Well page: Check to see if friends and family are safe and well. If you are a Joplin resident you can list yourself as safe and well on this site.
National Americorp Volunteers are setting up a national hotline for residents to call to check on loved ones. The number is (417) 659-5464 .
Online map with specific site related information for Joplin, MO tornado.
Other numbers to call — triage centers:
417-623-3254 (joplin memorial hall)
417-624-9320 (mcauley school)
417-347-6656 (freeman hospital)
Integris Baptist Health Center in Miami - 918-542-6611
McCune Brooks Hospital in Carthage 417-358-8121
St. John’s Hospital in Springfield 417-820-2000
Via Christi in Pittsburg 620-231-6100
Barton County hospital in Lamar 417-681-5700