''We were fortunate in the respect that it occurred on a Sunday,'' Rohr said. ''During the day, an estimated 275,000 people come into Joplin. Additionally, three schools including the high school were destroyed. It is safe to assume that the death toll would have been significantly higher had it not been Sunday.''
Thursday, June 09, 2011
Rohr: We were lucky it was a Sunday
In an interview with the Warren, Ohio, newspaper, Joplin City Manager, Mark Rohr, who came to Missouri from Ohio, said the tornado could have caused even more fatalities had it occurred any day except Sunday: