Tornado levels Joplin
With 122 dead, 750 injured and an unknown number missing, people are attempting to reconnect with friends and family in the aftermath.
Joplin residents are just beginning to cope with the devastation caused by Sunday's tornado, digging through collapsed buildings to uncover trapped victims and sifting through collapsed homes will continue as the town continues to assess damage and fatality numbers.
With 122 deaths and counting, Sunday's storm became the eighth-deadliest single tornado in U.S. history.
The Columbia community has continued to show support for the residents of Joplin Many organizations are collecting money, gathering items and preparing to send them to Joplin .
Tornadoes, hail and strong winds could hit an area stretching from Texas to Kansas and Missouri today.
The Republican-controlled House Appropriations Committeeis putting together a $1 billion package to aid in disaster relief efforts in Joplin, Alabama and the Mississippi Basin. The appropriations panel plans to eliminate a loan program that would support the manufacture of fuel-efficient vehicles in order to fund the aid package.
The "multivortex" twister was given an EF4 rating by the National Weather Service. It's the deadliest tornado in the U.S. on record in more than 60 years.
The Phoebe Sumter Medical Center was destroyed by a tornado four years ago. They are currently rebuilding and asking the community to donate to Joplin.
The Columbia Board of Realtors will continue accepting all types of shoes through noon Wednesday at locations around Columbia.
One couple's Joplin apartment complex was destroyed one day after they moved to an Oklahoma City suburb.
About 16,000 Ameren customers in Missouri are still without electricity in the aftermath of the recent storm. There were 68,000 homes and businesses without power, but as utility crews work to restore electricity, that number decreases.
The tornado that hit Joplin is similar to last month's storms that leveled urban communities throughout the South and led to high death tolls.
The devastation in Joplin has left at least 117 dead and destroyed much of the city's buildings, including Joplin High School. Crews are still working to find survivors in the rubble.
Houses, businesses, churches and schools were among the buildings destroyed by the tornado that hit Joplin on Sunday evening, killing at least 116 and injuring an unknown number of people.
Nearly 2,000 buildings were damaged or destroyed after Sunday's tornado ripped through Joplin.
The city manager in Joplin says the death toll from a tornado that struck the city Sunday has risen to 116 but added that seven people have been rescued.
Sgt. 1st Class Steve White, who grew up 25 miles outside of Joplin, shares his impressions on the ground following the tornado.
The manager of a hospital service, a high school principal, families and customers at an IHOP restaurant, including two state legislators, recall where they were when the tornado hit Joplin.
Those with homes damaged in Sunday's tornado can receive federal aid for uninsured expenses, including temporary housing.
Houses, churches, schools, businesses and homes were flattened after a tornado hit the city of Joplin on Sunday evening. Officials said at least 89 people were killed and an unknown number of people were injured during the storm.