The Joplin Globe has a story about a business rebuilding. I've left out the part about the people they found that didn't make it from the original article, but thought the rest of the story was kind of chilling:http://www.joplinglo...finding-closure
They drove over debris to get to their store. When they got there, they found blood inside their building and bloody handprints on a bathroom wall, but there was no one there.
The Logsdons were haunted by the memory of the bloodstains in their business. Search dogs found nothing. Whose handprints were they?
About three months after the tornado, Logsdon was tinting the windows of a 1939 Willys coupe. A red convertible pulled up on the lot next to his business and a man got out.
“He was just standing there. This guy didn’t look like a gawker,’’ Logsdon said. “He came over and asked me if I was the owner. I told him I was.
He told me his psychiatrist had told him to come here to get some closure.’’
The young man told Logsdon that he and his girlfriend and her 2-month-old baby were traveling on Main when they realized they were in a tornado. This is something that’s difficult to explain to people. How do you drive into a tornado? Many people did. It must have been so big and so disguised by rain that people did not realize what was happening until it was too late.
When a cement block slammed into their windshield, the man and his girlfriend realized they had to seek shelter. They got out of their vehicle and found their way inside of Logsdon’sbusiness. The blood came from the woman who was hit by debris.
Logsdon had a molded image of the face of Jesus in his business. He had found it a few years ago and decided to hang it on a wall.
Said Logsdon: “When they came inside, they saw Jesus on the floor. The guy told me: ‘I knew I was in the right place when I found Jesus.’’’
All three survived in the bathroom.
“We worried about what had happened for a long time — three months. We’re glad he decided to get some closure. It gave us closure, too,’’ Logsdon said.
Teachers, Adminstrators, Parents have been going around the country to find out what they like best when it comes to school design and how to rebuild the schools:http://www.joplinglo...s-visit-schools
Joplin is being used by college students and professors all over the US to study the effects of PTSD, urban planning, etc..http://www.joplinglo...effects-of-PTSD