Today marks the one-year anniversary of the EF5 tornado that hit my hometown of Joplin, Missouri. It was the deadliest tornado since modern record-keeping began over five decades ago. It claimed 161 lives, destroyed 7,000 homes, 18,000 cars, and will cost over $2 billion in insurance claims and cleanup. It will be a time to […]
2011 is coming to a close. Thank you all for reading Q’s Views throughout the past year, and here is a quick look at some of the site’s most popular content.
My hometown of Joplin was hit by one of the deadliest tornados in recorded history on May 22, 2011. Seeing the destruction and witnessing the unity of local residents, along with those from around the country, have both been powerful in very different ways.