Many of the states recently affected by the string of deadly tornadoes have the nation's highest rates of uninsured homes, according to The Associated Press. Arkansas Insurance Commissioner Jay Bradford is pushing for ways to make hazard insurance for homes more affordable.
The Joplin school district has located all staff and most of its students. Repairs began today on one middle school, with more to follow.
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 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.