Glad to hear this missed you, what a mess, I cant imagine.
There is another fellow that is a member of the CMA by the name of Tom Meadows, he is also in Joplin, and missed the brunt of this storm.
He posted this link that really shows the devastation, unbeleivable!!!!http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1390530/Joplin-MO-tornado-Before-photos-complete-devastation.html
We are quite used to the tornadoes in my area, but we usually think of them as taking out a few homes, some barns and farm buildings and then lifting.
In Fact I was at Thermwood years ago when one went through Dale and took off the roof of the hotel, a barn and a bunch of trees. The one on Joplin stayed on the ground and just wiped out anything in its path..