Most viewers probably remember the destruction done to St. Johns Regional Medical Center, with nearly every window blown out. Weather Channel meteorologist Mike Bettes had been chasing the storm that day, and was one of the first to arrive outside the hospital, delivering an emotional live report.
The hospital — now known as Mercy Joplin Hospital — is being rebuilt. And the hospital has asked Bettes to take part in the groundbreaking later today.
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Weather Channel's Mike Bettes to be in Joplin for St. John's demolition
Mike Bettes of the Weather Channel, who was in Joplin on May 22 when the tornado hit, will return to the city today for the demolition of St. John's and the groundbreaking for the new hospital: