Behind another house, Bill Dodson, who used to help respond to train derailments when he worked for the Union Pacific Railroad and now owns a convenience store and 9-hole golf course near Joplin, got on his hands and knees. With a flashlight in hand, he crawled into a storm drain flowing with brown water beneath a road. He disappeared inside, crawling about 20 feet.
After about two minutes, he came back out, his pants soaked up to his knees, and shook his head. “A body could have been there,” he said, explaining that someone might have climbed in there for cover during the tornado.
“Let’s keep moving,” Mr. Powers said.
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Wall Street Journal blog profiles Joplin tornado rescue team
A Joplin tornado rescue team is profiled in a Wall Street Journal blog: