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Dispatches from Joplin, Part 2

Subject: Where’s Mike this week? From: Mike Sisk Date: May 30, 2011 To: engineering I’m still in Joplin this week. And my folks still don’t have power. The problem now is that my parent’s house is old and has the original wiring from the 1940′s with glass fuses and all. Unfortunately, current building codes have […]

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Dispatches from Joplin, Part 1

On May 22, 2011 an EF5 tornado struck my hometown of Joplin, Missouri. At the time I was working at a startup in Bend, OR but my folks (and a lot of friends) were – and are – still in Joplin. My folks live very close to the hospital that took a direct hit and […]