Jason Martin of the Carthage Fire Department made his way through debris during a search and rescue mission Tuesday (May 24, 2011) in Joplin. Julie Denesha/Getty Images hide caption

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In Joplin today: Some of the destruction. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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'It's Definitely Easier To Engineer For An Earthquake' Than Tornadoes

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Emergency workers wait for a medical team after finding a body in a tornado-ravaged car in Joplin, Mo., earlier today (May 23, 2011). Charlie Riedel/AP hide caption

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