Through my dental office a helping hand is extended to others as a way of life.

As individuals we can move beyond  the imaginary boundaries that limit our reach.

It will amaze you how appreciative the world will be when you reach out to others with sincerity.

I render emergency dental care in Kansas City.

A deadly tornado devastated a southwestern Missouri town called Joplin.

The tornado killed at least 116 people and injured many as it tore through a six mile path.

Our prayers are with the people of Joplin, Missouri, as help pours into the community that appears like a war zone.

Many of the people will be starting over that survived the devastation of the horrific storm.

The most extreme tornado in recorded history was the Tri-State Tornado, which roared through parts of Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana on March 18, 1925.

It was likely an F5, though tornadoes were not ranked on any scale in that era. The F5 holds records for longest path length (219 miles, 352km) longest duration (about 3.5 hours), and fastest forward speed for a significant tornado (73 mph, 117km/h) anywhere on earth. In addition to it, it is the deadliest single tornado in United States history (695 dead).

The deadliest tornado in world history was the Daultipur-Salturia Tornado in Bangladesh on April 26, 1989, which killed approximately 1,300 people.

A review of safety tips will bring better understanding as to what we can do when a tornado warning alarms your area.

A major suggestion stated is to go low and stay low. Seek shelter in a substantial structure. A basement is the safest structure below ground.

If out shopping at a mall, restrooms away from windows are a good option.

If caught out of doors and the roar of a freight train is upon you, lying down flat in a depression or a drainage ditch may be your only option, cover your head and neck.

Get out of your car. The winds of a tornado can reach 100-300mph sending a vehicle airborne.

When the storms of life come, getting out of the way  and finding shelter until they pass is the safest option.

No one likes starting over. Be thankful for life and live to fight your battles another day.

Storms will come.

Find a way to extend a helping hand to others and the world becomes a better place.

From the Diary of my enlightenment,

Artis L. Clark, D.D.S.

Reference: Wikipedia




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I am a dentist in the Kansas City, MO. area willing to help in the world where dental health care is needed and appreciated. To date we have established a dental clinic in Israel and evaluated the healthcare delivery system in Havana Cuba. Serving my community at this time as a photo journalist also.

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