Joplin, Missouri

Debris remains scattered around a tornado-damaged business in Joplin, Missouri. An estimated 1,200 people in Joplin have filed for unemployment benefits after their workplaces were damaged or destroyed by the May 22 tornado which killed 160 people and destroyed 7,500 homes and as many as 500 businesses.

( Scott Olson, Getty / July 30, 2011 )

Debris remains scattered around a tornado-damaged business in Joplin, Missouri. An estimated 1,200 people in Joplin have filed for unemployment benefits after their workplaces were damaged or destroyed by the May 22 tornado which killed 160 people and destroyed 7,500 homes and as many as 500 businesses.

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