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Joplin Tornado (2011)

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  • Joplin, Mo., needs Katrina-style relief

    I found it very depressing reading your article on the tornado in Joplin ("Death toll climbs to 116 from worst twister since 1953" May 24). I hope this really brings us as a nation together and provides relief like we did for Katrina. I pray that everyone...
  • Do people fail to respond to tornado warnings?

    Do people fail to respond to tornado warnings?
    The violent tornado that ravaged Joplin, Mo., killing at least 117, had hospital employees rushing to transport patients to safety at the last few minutes and forced others into refrigerators for shelter. There was 20 minutes of advance warning provided...
  • TLC's Duggar family aids Tornado victims

  • EyeCare: Send Disaster Relief to Joplin, Missouri

    EyeCare:  Send Disaster Relief to Joplin, Missouri
    Below, you can find links to resources in case you want to donate to the disaster relief in Joplin, Missouri. The devastation is terrifying and every little bit counts. The American Red Cross Text "REDCROSS" to 90999 to make a $10 donation, or visit the...
  • Hospital patient describes harrowing moments after tornado hit St. John's in Joplin

    Hospital patient describes harrowing moments after tornado hit St. John's in Joplin
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- As St. John's Regional Medical Center of Joplin waits to see whether engineers believe it is better to repair or rebuild the hospital from scratch, we are hearing firsthand accounts of what it was like when the tornado hit. Of the 183...
  • Couple gets married despite home being destroyed in Joplin

    Couple gets married despite home being destroyed in Joplin
    JOPLIN, Mo. -- A dream wedding was tattered by the tornado last Sunday but a family had enough strength to push forward with the ceremony.  Even though many of them lost their homes, they wanted to celebrate. "I'm looking around and things are missing,...
  • Storm shelters becoming relics of the past

    Storm shelters becoming relics of the past
    When storm clouds threatened his childhood home, James Firestone's family knew where to go until the menace had passed: a bunker-like hole in the backyard that could withstand even the most powerful tornado. But when a twister struck the central Arkansas...
  • The path of destruction

    The path of destruction
    The Joplin EF-5 tornado wasn't at it's peak strength through the entire city.  In fact, there are many North and South of the track... even East and West that are untouched, have minor damage (relatively speaking, of course) or moderate damage compared to...
  • Obama Vows National Response To Missouri Tornado

    Obama Vows National Response To Missouri Tornado
    President Barack Obama promised victims of the deadliest U.S. tornado in 65 years that the federal government would help them rebuild, saying on Sunday it was a national tragedy. "The cameras may leave. The spotlight may shift," he told a memorial...
  • Scottish Rite delivering more than 2,000 meals a day in Joplin MO

    Scottish Rite delivering more than 2,000 meals a day in Joplin MO
    JOPLIN, Mo -- The outpouring of support from volunteers from our area  and many from across the country  continues. Memorial Day is a time that is notorious for barbeques. For families in Joplin many don't have a place to cook this holiday. That's why...
  • Volunteer aids tornado victims

    Volunteer aids tornado victims
    A local Americorps volunteer working with the Red Cross returned recently from aiding victims of April’s devastating tornados in Alabama, following a career path inspired while she was a student at La Cañada High School. Jennifer Lazo, 24, helped...