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I spent a few days in Joplin and was amazed by the “get it done” attitude and just how positive people were just months following one of the worst tornado disasters in U.S. history.ambien for sale
I have been in and around quite a few natural disasters in the past 25 years and the one thing that always seems to be a constant is the extensive amount of debris present for months or years following a huge disaster.buy ambien without prescription
Not so in Joplin.
I was expecting to roll into Joplin still buried under piles of debris. Not the case. Officials and the people of Joplin in just months have cleared most of the debris. Lots of empty blocks where homes and businesses once stood but the debris is mostly gone.
There is still plenty to go and lots of continued tear downs but it is definitely not what I expected to see.
USA TODAY reporter Steve Wieberg wrote a very compelling story and really captured the spirit behind this community rebuilding following the disaster.