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Storms confront Task Force 1 as it returns home

Members of Missouri Task Force 1, after three days in Joplin, were forced to seek shelter as soon as they returned to the Boone County Fire District's headquarters in Columbia.

 

Forecasts, TV, luck eased tornado risk in Oklahoma

Oklahoma City residents took advantage of forewarning to prepare for Wednesday's storms as cities across Tornado Alley took the hit.

Joplin tornado survivors pick up the pieces, wonder what's next

The tornado has left some residents homeless and without utilities. Residents who lived near Range Line Road, which was hit especially hard, are trying to gather what is left of their possessions.

Columbia Public Schools holds supply drive for Joplin

The school district is collecting supplies and donations through Thursday morning. The donations will be picked up Thursday afternoon.

Columbia's Task Force 1 searches for survivors, bodies in Joplin

FEMA Missouri Task Force 1 helps recover bodies in Joplin with the help of search and rescue dogs.

Kansas City Chiefs fill six semitrailers with relief supplies for Joplin

The Chiefs joined citizens of Kansas City to donate money and resources to those displaced during the weekend's storms in Joplin and Reading, Kan.

UPDATE: Overnight storms killed fourth in Arkansas

The overall death toll from Tuesday night's storms is now at 14.

Joplin schools superintendent confident in quick recovery

Despite losing four schools in Sunday's tornado, Joplin's superintendent says his district will be ready to go for next school year.

More midwest storms leave 13 dead

Less than three days after the Joplin tornado, more storms ripped through parts of Oklahoma, Kansas and Arkansas overnight.

Task Force 1 to return from Joplin

The team was responsible for rescuing 13 victims, Battalion Chief Gale Blomenkamp said.

Tornado Warning issued for Kansas City

PHOTO GALLERY: Aftermath in Joplin

Two days after a tornado struck Joplin, residents began trying to recover from the horrific event. Hundreds of structures were severely damaged in the city.

UPDATE: Severe thunderstorms kill 7 in Oklahoma and Kansas

Five people died in Oklahoma after several tornadoes struck during rush hour, and two people died in Kansas after strong winds threw a tree into their van.

Tornado death toll rises to 122 in Joplin

The Joplin tornado is now the 8th-deadliest single twister in U.S. history.

PHOTO GALLERY: Aerial view of Joplin tornado aftermath

A tornado that tore through Joplin on Sunday destroyed much of the city, including houses, businesses, schools and the hospital. As of Tuesday, the death toll was at least 116. Crews were still searching through the rubble. 

Missouri Task Force 1 searches for Joplin tornado survivors

Boone County's Missouri Task Force 1 members are among those searching the rubble in Joplin. At least 117 people were killed and an unknown number of people were injured during Sunday's storm.

UPDATE: Oklahoma tornadoes leave 4 people dead, 3 children injured

Tornadoes plowed through Oklahoma City on Tuesday, rolling down areas surrounding Oklahoma City. Other regions of the state are still under a tornado watch.

Obama to visit Joplin on Sunday

The president said the federal government will use all the resources it can to help Joplin rebuild. Obama will travel to Joplin the day after he returns from a six-day trip to Europe.

Survivors pick up lives, homes after historic Joplin tornado

With 122 dead, 750 injured and an unknown number missing, people are attempting to reconnect with friends and family in the aftermath.

Dispatch from Joplin: Picking up the pieces

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.

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