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Thread: Tornado hits Joplin, MO

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    Quick update... so far so good with the Fright Team. Becki, the Raycliff Attractions Fright Team Manger, had her house hit by the tornado. I was finally able to talk to her on the phone this morning. She and her grandma are fine. Their cars were severely damaged; Becki said hers is totaled and the house sustained severe damage, but the house is still standing and they are able to continue living in it.There are some I still haven't been able to reach, but so far everyone I've reached is doing alright. A lot of property damage though to houses and vehicles. It's sounding like the tornado missed the Raycliff Attractions... Thanks for your positive thoughts, energy and prayers my friends!

    Slain, John, (Spookyprops.com), lives in Mt. Vernon, which is about a half hour from Joplin. Fortunately there have been no reports of Mt. Vernon being affected by the tornado...

    Kelly Allen
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    We just got home last night from Orlando and when we turned on the news Stephanie and I were devastated.

    We are so glad to hear you are alright and our prayers are that everyone you know and care about come through this alright.

    You can disregard the email I sent last night checking to see if you're ok. I am so glad we have this forum for things like this!!!

    Greg, seeing your post here answers my concerns for your family as well.

    We are so glad to hear that so far it sounds like everyone is coming through this. Our continued prayers are with you.

    God Bless!!!!!! Jim & Stephanie
     

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    Glad to hear you and your team are alright. Best wishes to everyone out there.
    Mike Quill
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    So glad to hear that so far, everyone is ok! I hope we keep hearing positive reports. Definitely praying for you, your team, and everyone in Joplin!

    I was watching the news as the storms hit last night since I was in a tornado watch as well and the news was tracking the storm by me and occasionally showing the southern storms for what was approaching and then all of the sudden they started talking about Joplin being hit...a hospital is hit...the high school...and so on. But before that, there was really no mention of any tornado being spotted there. It seems like it happened so fast and nobody was watching.
     

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    Thanks for the update Kelly.

    Man, it's been a really rough year for weather. I've been amazed how positive those affected have been - heard one woman say: "Our physical belongings can be rebuilt or re-bought, but lives can't be". I can hardly imagine how scary this extreme weather must be when you're in the middle of it.


    ___Lee George / 215.525.1300 x129 / LeeGeorge@TicketLeap.com
     

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    Thanks for the well wishes, positive thoughts, energy and prayers everyone! I've been able to hear from most of the team now and, so far, everyone is alright. Of course some have experienced losses, but like was said before, all are grateful to have their lives and the lives of their loved ones! I did finally get a report that it appears the tornado missed the Raycliff Attractions. Again, the buildings can be replaced though. The real haunt is the team... like most haunts our team is a family. I'm eternally grateful that so far it appears that our haunt family members are all alright.

    Update! As I was typing this I received word that the last of our team members are fine! I can't even explain the gratitude I feel right now!!!

    Also, a good friend of mine reported that his daughter and her mother were trapped under debris from their collapsed apartment and they made it out fine. His daughter, Sophie, burned her knee on the water heater, but otherwise they are both well and they are both safe with him at his house right now. When things like this happen, it really puts our priorities in order, doesn't it!

    Thanks again so much for all the positive thoughts and prayers!

    Kel

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slain View Post
    Can someone find my friends john and his wife at spooky props? They are in joplin. I don't have a current phone number and i know the internet has to be down........
    Paul, I heard from John today and he said they were ok.
     

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    I can't believe that the President hasn't left Europe to look over this situation... Bush was ripped on over New Orleans. This is some serious situation here, 116 confirmed dead and with all that rubble it could double. The whole town is GONE, and Obama is drinking beer in Ireland.

    Unreal!

    Anyway if there is anything I can do to help please let me know... if we have any Joplin area haunts here again please let me know!

    BTW... Joplin is near Springfield.

    Larry
     

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    I woke feeling both gratitude and sorrow. I'm extremely grateful for knowing our entire Raycliff team is safe and well. I am eternally grateful for the support the Joplin community has shown us and our team from the day we first established the business there. I am overwhelmed with sorrow for the loss and devastation to Joplin and the community that has become my second home...

    Thanks for all the emails and calls of concern and support everyone. I'm sorry I haven't been able to respond to everyone. It's awesome to know that we have such a loving and caring haunt community! Lee and I are going to see if we can help out in the Joplin area today. We appreciate the positive thoughts, energy and prayers that are going out to all the people affected by this disaster.

    Kel

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    We really dodged a bullet here. I live just outside Branson, Missouri and the same hook echo that caused the Joplin tornado passed right over our heads. It just kills me to hear the stories of devastation coming from there. We have family that lives there who just had a wedding on Saturday and their house took a direct hit. Thankfully no serious injuries, but their stories of friends in the neighborhood are heartbreaking. 30% of the city was literally wiped off the map. Joplin is in the high risk zone of possibly more tornadoes and severe weather again today, so keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
     

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