STAMFORD - As emergency crews still search for survivors of a deadly tornado in Missouri, AmeriCares is preparing to send relief from southwestern Connecticut. The tornado killed more than 100 people in Joplin, Mo. and the state's governor expects the number to continue to rise. Workers at the Stamford warehouse have already begun stockpiling supplies, including heart and diabetes medications for survivors, and equipment for rescuers. The supply boxes will stay in Stamford until a point person in Joplin tells AmeriCares exactly what is needed and how it will be distributed. The organization expects its point person to be in Joplin by tomorrow afternoon and says supplies could be on their way within 24 hours.
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