Lessons Learned From the Joplin Tornado
EMS World

The tornado that struck Joplin, MO was a monster by any definition with winds up to 250 miles an hour and a funnel at times topping a mile wide. The tornado destroyed fire stations and a hospital while also killing 160 and injuring around 1,000 individuals.

Jim Morgan, local EMS medical director had a front-row view of the event and its aftermath; he distills eight key lessons learned in this article: