Hospital the only building left standing
Windows were blown out, gurneys tossed up to five blocks away, and 183 patients and about 200 staffers were evacuated. X-rays from St. John’s reportedly were found in driveways in Dade County, Missouri, about 70 miles away.
The building in southwest Joplin stood empty Monday morning, looking as if it had been bombed. Mangled cars had been tossed about the parking lot and strewn in front of the emergency room entrance. The hospital’s medical helicopter lay some distance away from its landing pad, heavily damaged.
While 116 died in the Tornado, there was no information on whether anyone was injured or killed when the tornado struck the hospital.
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I can only imagine what this would be like working in the ED there. What do you do, knowing that a tornado is bearing down on you, but you have others to worry about? Tough stuff.