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Scott Watson recalls the day of the tornado

Scott Watson, vice president of human resources and support services at St. John’s Mercy Hospital in Joplin, was working in his yard Sunday afternoon, May 22, just before all hell broke loose.

Two daughters and his wife Kathy had been home but left to get ice cream.

"It was humid and muggy," Scott said. "But not extraordinary for that time of year."

The first tornado siren sounded. Scott, a Gallatin

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