Joplin Tornado: Women Facing Disaster with Tamara Heiner

Extraodinary-Women-of-JoplinOn tonight’s episode, we are joined by author Tamara Hart Heiner, author of “Tornado Warning: The Extraordinary Women of Joplin.” Co-host Sam Bradley found this excellent book written by Tamara, a romance fiction author who lived near Joplin during the storm. After the EF-5 Tornado struck Joplin, Tamara wanted to offer some measure of support and decided to interview other women like her who’d lived through the storm and survived the Joplin tornado.

Also on the show is our weather expert, Kyle Nelson with a disaster weather update. Dr. Joe Holley from Paragon Medical Education Group shared his expertise in urban search and rescue (USAR), as well. The Joplin tornado, on May 22, 2011 caused massive destruction along a one-mile-wide swath through the Missouri city and countryside. You may remember

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