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.
This week's tornado strikes in Oklahoma have left 10 people dead, and some are still missing.
Families displaced by recent storms can camp for for free in some Missouri state parks. Fee waivers are good for 30 days, though they might be extended later. Families need to provide their own camping gear.
Carol Jo Tate said Wednesday that the body of her son, 16-month-old Skyular Logsdon, was identified at the morgue handling tornado victims.
Several twisters touched down across the state Wednesday and destroyed buildings and school buses, and the possibility of a disaster as serious as Sunday's tornado in Joplin made severe thunderstorms and funnel clouds all the more threatening to Missourians.
Joplin residents reflect on the damages caused by Sunday's tornado, which destroyed some areas of the town and left others virtually untouched.
Joplin City Manager Mark Rohr said search and rescue efforts will continue.
Facing a surge of displaced Missourians, the Red Cross rushes to raise funds to support its efforts.
Southern Boone County was hit by the worst of the severe storms that passed across mid-Missouri.
Participants in a disaster relief conference in Kansas City knew exactly what actions to take when tornadoes were reported nearby.
Wednesday's tornadoes left minor damage and no injuries in the wake of more serious storms.
At least 15 people were left with minor injuries after a tornado heavily damaged homes and buses in the town.
In the small towns of Ellsinore and Grandin, dangerous weather pummeled buildings, knocked out power and sent wreckage flying Wednesday afternoon.
A tornado ripped through Sedalia on Wednesday as severe weather continued to torment the state.
Despite a newfound awareness of nature's volatility, Joplin residents are uncovering reasons to smile.
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.
Oklahoma City residents took advantage of forewarning to prepare for Wednesday's storms as cities across Tornado Alley took the hit.
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.