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Kentuckians help tornado victims in Missouri

On local radio stations and on signs that line the highway coming into Joplin, Missouri, the call is going out for volunteers to help with the recovery and relief effort here.

Tuesday a group of firefighters from Georgetown, Kentucky helped answer the call. Wade Calvert and Chad Smith are among six from Scott County helping in Joplin. They are walking the streets of the devastated area, trying to pick up certain scents or odors. Some will just be rotten food, but with ten people still missing it could also be death.

"Somebody's got to be here to help these people, with our training and our skills, we felt we were qualified to come out here" said Georgetown Firefighter Wade Calvert. "Maybe find people still alive or cut wood, drag something to the street, whatever they needed."

The group will be in Joplin until Friday.


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