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Joplin Tornado (2011)

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  • Joplin Tornado: Tree City USA Designee Missing One Million Dollars Worth of Trees

    Joplin Tornado: Tree City USA Designee Missing One Million Dollars Worth of Trees
    A city honored for its trees is missing more than a million dollars worth of them after a deadly tornado ripped trees from the ground two months ago Friday. Joplin wants to keep its Tree City U.S.A. designation but extreme temperatures and ongoing...
  • Sheryl Crow will auction off 1959 Mercedes to help schools after Joplin tornado

    Sheryl Crow will auction off 1959 Mercedes to help schools after Joplin tornado
    JOPLIN, Mo -- It's been two months since the EF-5 tornado hit and destroyed much of Joplin. Since then, support has been pouring in from people from all walks of life.  Some unique support is coming from Missouri native and Grammy Award winner Sheryl...
  • Ask Tom why: How many people were killed in the Joplin, Mo., tornado and how does it rank among deadly tornadoes in the U.S.?

    Dear Tom, The tornado that hit Joplin, Mo., has faded from the news. What was the final death toll, and how does that tornado rank among deadly tornadoes in this country? —Phil Brown, Chicago Dear Phil, The tornado that ravaged Joplin, Mo.,...
  • Is Homeland Security spending paying off?

    Is Homeland Security spending paying off?
    On the edge of the Nebraska sand hills is Lake McConaughy, a 22-mile-long reservoir that in summer becomes a magnet for Winnebagos, fishermen and kite sailors. But officials here in Keith County, population 8,370, imagined this scene: an Al Qaeda...
  • Efforts by Springfield-Greene County Health Dept. caught deadly fungus early.

    Efforts by Springfield-Greene County Health Dept. caught deadly fungus early.
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo -- In the aftermath of the Joplin tornado area hospitals were swamped with injuries and critical patients. A St. John's physician came across something unusual in the midst of it all. Efforts at the local level helped health care...
  • Ava police officer searches for owner of love letter found after Joplin tornado

    Ava police officer searches for owner of love letter found after Joplin tornado
    AVA, Mo. -- In the age of e-mail, Facebook and text messaging, writing actual letters seem to be a thing of the past.  However, it is that past that is inspiring a police officer from Ava to help return a half-century-old letter to its rightful owner....
  • Owner of love letter lost in Joplin tornado debris is found near Wasola

    Owner of love letter lost in Joplin tornado debris is found near Wasola
    WASOLA, Mo. -- So many memories were lost in the Joplin tornado, but at least one piece of history was found and returned to its rightful owner.  While on an investigation, an Ava police officer was handed a letter found in the debris from the Joplin...
  • Tornado survivors in Greensburg offer some advice for survivors in Joplin

    Tornado survivors in Greensburg offer some advice for survivors in Joplin
    GREENSBURG, Kan. – This town has been continually rebuilding since a massive tornado obliterated most of it four years ago. Recently, some of the people here talked about the ups and downs of starting over. Barren lots, fractured foundations,...
  • Man from Joplin reunites with volunteers who pulled him from tornado debris

    Man from Joplin reunites with volunteers who pulled him from tornado debris
    MOUNT VERNON, Mo. -- They didn't think he'd live.  Doctors considered pulling the plug.  Then he was told his right eye would be blind and he'd never use his right hand again.  But Mark Lindquist, 51, has a spirit to thrive, thanks to being found in time....
  • In Joplin, like other Midwest towns, human spirit prevails after tornado destruction

    In Joplin, like other Midwest towns, human spirit prevails after tornado destruction
    JOPLIN, Mo. -- It's been just more than three months since about a third of this city was wiped out by the most powerful category of tornado – an EF-5.  As people recover from it, they’ve discovered they share a bond with other Midwest...
  • National Weather Service: Some Joplin residents ignored tornado warning on May 22

    National Weather Service: Some Joplin residents ignored tornado warning on May 22
    JOPLIN, Mo.-- According to a report released Tuesday, local authorities responded effectively to the tornado here on May 22, but there's always room for improvement, especially when it comes to telling people that they must take cover now.  The National...