Joplin Resident Thought 'We're Gonna Die'

Monday, May 23, 2011

Joseph Myers a Joplin, Mo. resident describes what it was like to be in Joplin as a tornado hit down, destroying the town and killing at least 89 people. "It came quick... it was like a train coming and then all of a sudden gusts of wind and then rain, real strong rain, hit the area. We're like two blocks away when this happened, mind you, and me and my friend were like, 'we're gonna die.' It was very, very close. It came in quickly and it left quick." Rachel Hubbard, general manager and news director at KOSU reports on the recovery efforts, which have kicked into gear.


Rachel Hubbard and Joseph Myers

Leave a Comment

Register for your own account so you can vote on comments, save your favorites, and more. Learn more.
Please stay on topic, be civil, and be brief.
Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments. Names are displayed with all comments. We reserve the right to edit any comments posted on this site. Please read the Comment Guidelines before posting. By leaving a comment, you agree to New York Public Radio's Privacy Policy and Terms Of Use.