Joplin tornado

Katlyn Wilkins flies the flag from the remains of a tree amid her flattened neighborhood after a massive tornado passed through the town of Joplin, Mo., killing at least 139 people on May 29, 2011. NPR reports the record number of disasters last year is pushing insurance rates higher all over the country.

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Katlyn Wilkins flies the flag from the remains of a tree amid her flattened neighborhood after a massive tornado passed through the town of Joplin, Mo., killing at least 139 people on May 29, 2011. NPR reports the record number of disasters last year is pushing insurance rates higher all over the country.

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