A proud PC owner sends in photos of his PC, which kept working after his home was hit by a devastating tornado.
On May 22 the city of Joplin, Missouri, was hit by a tornado.
Reports say more than 150 people were killed and hundreds injured, while many homes were destroyed.
While Joplin has had much more grim issues to face in the months following the tornado, we're glad to see at least one small sign that shows people are recovering.
To shed more light on the human dimension to this story, we asked Jason how the experience has affected him.
Jason told us in an email, "...we're moving on. The old lot has been cleared and graded, we've bought a new home. It's in a way kinda like a new life. Our homeowner's insurance came thru, and in a small way we're a little better off now actually."
And despite the experience, Jason says he is staying in Joplin: "This was where my wife and I wanted to start our family. Where would we go ? Move to some place with different disasters? What would the point be?"
"In the long run though, we've decided to live life like a historic tornado is going to hit us any second. Important paperwork being kept in a safer container, having emergency supplies on hand, things like that. In general just have a plan, 'cause it was the situations and dealings after the tornado that was the real stress. Canceling your bank account, so whoever found your checkbook can't use it. Finding tax documents and deeds/titles for insurance companies etc. You're in shock, you've lost everything."
"But then once you get thru that, you look back and you just can't believe you were strong enough to go through it. The tremendous amount of effort and willpower to deal with these things is draining. And it put alot of stress on my family, but i think we're better and closer for it."