23 May '11, 5pm

Japan considers *mandatory* solar panels on all buildings by 2030

The Joplin tornado left a path of destruction half a mile wide and six miles long, City Manager Chris Rohr tells the AP, while Fire Chief Mitch Randles estimates that 25 to 30 percent of the city was damaged. Kathy Dennis of the American Red Cross is even less optimistic, estimating that "75 percent of the town is virtually gone." St. John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin took a direct hit from the tornado and suffered major structural damage, forcing hospital staff to evacuate nearly 100 patients — even as new patients were flooding in. Some X-rays from the hospital were reportedly found 70 miles away in Dade County, Mo., demonstrating how large and powerful the storm system was. Transportation was also difficult in parts of the city Sunday night due to overturned vehicles — at least 20 cars and tractor-trailers were flipped over on one stretch of Interstate 44 alone. ...

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