Tornado Survivors Hope to Find Missing Among the Living

Friday, May 27, 2011

Sheila Bolte (L) and Ashley Hailey look up at the American flag they placed in a tree branch over the remains of Ashley's home after a tornado on May 23, 2011 in Joplin, Missouri. (Julie Denesha/Getty)

There are more than 200 people still missing in Joplin, Missouri, the town hit by a massive tornado on Sunday. That number is down from the original 1500 persons listed in the wake of the destruction, but the death toll on Thursday was at 126, with more than 900 injured. City officials have been working around the clock to locate people or identify bodies in a temporary morgue. Amidst the rubble, there have been miracles — a grandmother found on her porch. But family members across the U.S. still waiting for a sign from loved ones are starting to worry that time is running out.

Frank Morris, Kansas City Public Media news director has been covering the story in Joplin. Also with us is Pastor Mark Clements of the Forest Park Baptist Church, which is located just a few blocks from the disaster zone.  

Guests:

Mark Clements and Frank Morris

Produced by:

Kateri A. Jochum

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