Article Out Loud - Finding Beds in the Middle of a Disaster

By BETH MCATEER, An Article Out Loud Flashback from the Domestic Preparedness Journal, May 23, 2012.

In 2012, an EF5 tornado ripped through Joplin, Missouri, destroying 8,000 buildings, killing 160 citizens, and injuring almost a thousand. Here is the heroic story of how medical professionals and emergency responders in the area - with the help of local volunteers - used community-based planning to save lives, limit physical damage, and transfer hospital patients and the "walking wounded" to alternate healthcare facilities. 

Narrated by Randy Vivian.

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