View Full Version : Razorback: Joplin tornado at walgreens
05-23-2011, 08:07 AM
Most of you all have seen the news about the distruction in Joplin, MO. Razorback was the manager at the walgreens store when it hit. Through his quick thinking and bravery he got every one into a safe spot and no one was hurt or injured. If you see the pictures of the walgreens you wonder how this is possible. the store is faltened. Great job razorback and our prayers are with all in Joplin and thier families
05-23-2011, 08:42 AM
I haven't seen pictures of the store, but I have seen a bunch of the overall damage. This looks like it was another huge storm and very powerful with many fatalities. Prayers going up for the people of Joplin as they begin to pick up the pieces of their lives today. Aweful that the hospital was damaged to the point of no use, that is one facility that is needed at a time like this.
05-23-2011, 10:38 AM
Thanks Guys.. Check this video out to get an idea of what my experience was like. People praying and screaming and ungodly wind. Closes experience I have found.
Video - Breaking News Videos from CNN.com (http://www.cnn.com/video/)
if link doesn't take you directly, look for video of Tornado strikes joplin MO. 2min 44 sec long and video looks black..
WOW!! Glad you are ok Adam. Great Job my man!! It sure seems storms are on a mission this year. Our small town will be years in recovery after the April 27th tornado.
05-23-2011, 10:51 AM
Adam, I can only imagine what you experienced. Very glad that you and your wife are ok, and that you were able to get everyone to safety before the storm hit. Thoughts and prayers are with you and everyone affected by this tragic tornado.
05-23-2011, 10:59 AM
So happy to hear you are ok, Adam. Destruction is Unbelievable. Tragic. I'm sure you are a hero in the hearts and minds of several people, including this one. My prayers go out to all of those affected.
05-23-2011, 06:05 PM
Are prayers are with you all.........
05-24-2011, 07:05 AM
Great, calm, quick thinking, Adam. My heart and prayers go out to all affected in your town. The word "catastrophe" is overused too many times, but it certainly is appropriate for the devastation in Joplin.
I think this is an arial shot of the Walgreens and Home Depot. Am I correct?
05-24-2011, 10:01 AM
So glad to hear that you are all and safe and ok Adam! Great job!
Our church has been taking up donations for Alabama. I will talk with them and see what we are going to do to help you all in Missouri.
God bless you and He sure protected you
05-24-2011, 10:13 AM
I've lived through one tornado when I was in the 6th grade that nearly destroyed Grand Island, Nebraska in June of 1980. Joplin is only a little bit larger of a city, and it to had large sections completely destroyed. In fact the house I was living in at the time with my family was destroyed and also the house my father was building for us to move into was destroyed, so we ended up moving to another town nearby Omaha, which was closer to family anyway. Even though I was about 12 at the time, and 42 now, its a memory I still have and will always have until I die, and not one I ever want to repeat, ever......
Adam, so glad to know you and your family is ok. My best to you, and everyone as you rebuild!
05-24-2011, 08:04 PM
adam, i can only imagine what you experienced. Very glad that you and your wife are ok, and that you were able to get everyone to safety before the storm hit. Thoughts and prayers are with you and everyone affected by this tragic tornado.
05-24-2011, 08:39 PM
thats awesome adam. major feather in your hat with the company
05-24-2011, 09:24 PM
That's a cool story Adam. I am certain your company is proud of the fact they have people like you working for them.
05-25-2011, 06:27 AM
Razor - we are all proud of you my friend..
05-25-2011, 03:00 PM
One cool thing that happened today. I was at work and was told I had a call . When I picked up the person said Mark Wagner wants to speak with you. Wasn't sure who Mark was, but said ok. He wanted me to explain what happened. He called me a hero. We talked for about 5-10min I think. After hanging up, I asked my boss what his role was with the company. He told me he was the number 2 guy of the company, only the CEO was over him. I even got to share with him about the ministry work I had been doing before joining Walgreens. He was also suprised I had only been with the company since Aug. Anyway, thought it was pretty cool the Number 2 guy would call me directly.
Also found out, they plan to start tearing down my old store tomorrow, and plan to have it reopened in 6 months.
Good always prevails! Great job Adam, but you forgot to mention 3DIcon? :lol:
In all seriousness, I really feel for all those affected by this tragedy. We had a wall cloud/tornado form right over my house late this morning. It proceeded through the heart of KC, but thankfully it was not that strong of a storm. Kinda freaky after seeing what happened to Joplin.
05-25-2011, 03:05 PM
Glad to hear you're OK! My thoughts and prayers are with ALL of the people affected by these tonadoes. The Joplin was an F5 I heard today, so you are quite lucky to survive!
Our house was struck in 1979. At the time we were building a dome house and living in a trailer next to it. The house was 80% complete, a good thing, because the tornado picked up our trailer (with 4 of us in it), moved it about 50 ft and we landed upside down. I will never forget the sound and experience, I thought we were all goners....we were lucky to escape with minor injuries. The dome house was unscathed, thank God. Long story summed up quickly, but the bottomline is we lived.
05-27-2011, 10:15 AM
:OHOLY S%^T!!!! Glad you're ok, cant imagine what that would be like to go through. Crazy pictures, thanks for sharing
06-01-2011, 09:26 AM
WOW! I'm glad you're alive bro!!! That's stunning! ....your poor Honda. 8-|
06-10-2011, 01:00 PM
Here's a great video of the storm aftermath in Joplin.
YouTube - ‪U2 - Where the Streets Have No Name - Joplin Tornado Version‬‏ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXjiWaQBXjs&feature=share)
You can' t take the American out of America.....
06-11-2011, 12:27 PM
It is such a wreck you wonder how it can ever be straightened out. Adam it would be cool if you continued to update this thread with pictures of Joplins 'come-back' as you see reconstruction. http://board.moparts.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumbs.gif
06-12-2011, 10:05 AM
Rebuilding has begun!!!
Looking out from in front of the store!
06-20-2011, 03:50 PM
wow man...glad you guys are okay.
06-25-2011, 12:00 AM
Hahaha, just fine someone with a nice set of NEWER tires on stock Honda rims and see if they'll trade you "straight across".
PS must be great to have transportation again!
01-30-2012, 04:26 PM
I haven't seen pictures of the store, but I have seen a bunch of the overall damage. This looks like it was another huge storm and very powerful with many fatalities. Prayers going up for the people of
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