Amid the apocalyptic descriptions of the massive tornado that struck the small town of Joplin, Missouri, last week, one stark comment stood out.
A spokeswoman for the local electricity company told the Wall Street Journal that the number of people remaining without electricity had fallen from 20,000 to 11,500 - but between 8,000 and 10,000 ‘‘won’t need service because they have no house’’.
There were other tornadoes through the Midwest region last week,...
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