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Local coach discusses Joplin disaster

Updated: May 25, 2011, 2:30 PM ET
By Andy Katz

Robert Corn couldn't talk Tuesday night. As soon as he picked up the phone, tornado warning sirens went off again in Joplin, Mo.

"They're going off right now," Corn said. "A storm was spotted. It's crazy. I've got to get my son downstairs."

An hour later, Corn called back.

"The storm was downgraded to a thunderstorm," Corn said of the storm, which did produce a tornado that went through Denning, roughly 160 miles south of Joplin early Wednesday.

The people of Joplin ...

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