KCUR News
11:24 am
Thu May 26, 2011

Lessons Emerge From Hospital Ravaged by Tornado

JOPLIN, Mo. – Scenes of heroism during and after Joplin's Sunday tornado are beginning to trickle out. And no scene is more gripping than what happened inside the nine-story St. John's Regional Medical Center, when the EF5 tornado began to wreak havoc on the roof, windows, and electricity of the hospital. As KSMU's Jennifer Moore reports, a mostly female staff managed to evacuate the entire hospital within ninety minutes of the tornado.