The UK Mail online has some incredible photos and videos of the devastation in Joplin, Missouri.
As I mentioned before, Bro and I lived there in childhood, and Joplin has many special memories for us.
I was concerned about the fate of my elementary school alma mater, Irving School. I googled it and was dismayed to learn that Irving School is one of several that are declared "a total loss." After all these years, the quaint red brick school building is now rubble. I attended 2nd grade into 4th grade there, until we moved to California in January 1954.
Since our former home was near Irving School, it is a good bet that it was destroyed as well.
See the UK Mail online photos and videos at this link.