At least 50 tornadoes hit the Midwest yesterday, destroying much of Joplin, Missouri. Death toll is at 89 and expected to rise. Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has activated the National Guard. Rescue workers will face more severe weather today, and may see large hail, wind gusts in excess of 60 mph, torrential downpours, and additional tornadoes. Help can be channeled, as always, through the Red Cross.
In Europe, Iceland’s most active volcano Grimsvotn is spewing ash but meteorologists do not expect major air travel impact. No one who happens to be making a royal progress across Europe will get stranded there. Bummer.
In non-nature (unnatural?) news,
T Tim Pawlenty* officially got into the 2012 race. This will probably cut into Mitt’s chunk of voters, imo. Also, Three Wickets points out this article that shows that Jeff Immelt hard at work as Jobs Czar – Overseas Jobs Czar, that is. om
*aka another guy with nice coif and well-creased pants