Please DO NOT SELF DEPLOY to Joplin.
The area is using their emergency response plan that is in place & it is working.
They cannot manage spontaneous volunteers at this time.
Please call 2-1-1 (800.427.4626) to let them know if you are interested in volunteering and they will provide a coordinated effort to manage volunteers.
National Americorp Volunteers are setting up a national hotline for residents to call to check on loved ones.
The number is (417) 659-5464.
It will be active later this morning.
Update on Joplin School District -
more than 5-thousand displaced;
searching for staff and students
NEW UPDATE:2:20 am
Missouri Media Sites
Joplin - KODE
Channel 12 - ABC
Joplin - KSN
Channel 16 - NBC
Springfield - KSPR
Channel 33 - ABC
Springfield - KYTV
Channel 3 - NBC
KKLL AM Joplin,
KWAS AM Joplin,
Springfield News Leader
My Twitter; KD8BIG
*Joplin, Missouri hit hard by tornado, Officials are asking for help, SAR Teams, Doctors, nurses, paramedics etc.
*Jasper Co requesting Mutual Aid for Officers...PD set up @ 20th and Main
*24 deaths in wake of tornado in Joplin, MO, http://bit.ly/jaJ5iR
*Real-time updates, images from tornado-damaged Joplin, via breakingnews.com http://bit.ly/iP1nNF
*Tornado Watches continue into Monday (4 am CDT) for parts of MO, AR, OK, IL http://1.usa.gov/joqgtB | http://1.usa.gov/ax7VwV
*Blankets and medical supplies needed at destroyed nursing home St 26th & Jackson in Joplin, Mo
*For nurses or doctors looking to help re Joplin, MO, call 417-832-9500 for the Greater Ozarks of the Red Cross.