Tornado levels Joplin
It's difficult to express the magnitude of the disaster through words and pictures. To get the full scope, you have to be there.
Bleu Restaurant and Wine Bar, D. Rowe’s and Harpo’s planned special events that will give their customers a chance to help.
The Sprint Cup driver plans to return to his hometown to assist victims of the tornado. His No. 1 Chevrolet will sport "Joplin, Mo." in the Sunday's Coca-Cola 600 in tribute.
Joplin residents adjust to life after the devastating tornado, while beginning the arduous process of rebuilding their home.
Authorities said they believed many of the missing were alive and safe but simply hadn't been in touch with friends and family, in part because cell phone service has been spotty. There are still 156 people unaccounted for in the tally.
Joplin's largest employers were destroyed by the tornado, but the city is determined to retain jobs.
On Thursday, the state said 232 people are still considered "unaccounted for" in Joplin, and that some of those are among the 126 people killed by the storm.
The search continues for those on the Joplin missing list. Authorities believe most people on the list are alive but haven't been able to get in touch with family and friends.
Gov. Nixon signed three orders that will aid victims of the Joplin tornado.
A list of names of people who are still missing was released Thursday morning and has been posted online. Officials said 232 people are unaccounted for.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission deemed equipment and storage areas at the Wolf Creek nuclear plant, which is 150 miles from Joplin, un-secure weeks before the Joplin tornado.
Sally Adams, 75, was found with her cat Thursday. She was the first person named on the list of people who have been missing in Joplin since a tornado struck on Sunday.
The Joplin school district has located all staff and most of its students. Repairs began today on one middle school, with more to follow.
Cities such as Stockton and Pierce City show there's hope after tragedy, especially with hard work and federal aid.
Joplin hospital owners said a temporary replacement for St. John's Regional Medical Center, which was destroyed by the tornado that tore through the city, will be set up by Sunday.
The fund drive began with a Facebook group called “Joplin, MO Tornado Recovery," which Brent Beshore, owner of Museao, created Sunday night.
The resilience of the tornado survivors is encouraging and inspiring. Even in times of great loss, much can be gained from witnessing such horrific events.
Gov. Nixon does not plan to use Missouri's Rainy Day fund to finance Joplin tornado aid.
Half of Missouri's $500 million reserve fund can be used for emergencies, but the state has been reluctant to use it because of budget difficulties. Money used has to be repaid within three years, and some government leaders think the time allotment should be extended.