Homeowners in most tornado-prone states often uninsured

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.

Joplin school district begins recovery process

The Joplin school district has located all staff and most of its students. Repairs began today on one middle school, with more to follow.

Replacement for destroyed Joplin hospital to open by Sunday

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.

Duquesne also hit by Joplin storm

Dispatch from Joplin: Pitching in

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.

UPDATE: Tornado shows problem with Missouri Rainy Day Fund

Gov. Nixon does not plan to use Missouri's Rainy Day fund to finance Joplin tornado aid.

Oklahoma child found dead, death toll raised to 10

This week's tornado strikes in Oklahoma have left 10 people dead, and some are still missing.

State parks waive fees for weather victims

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.

Body found of toddler missing in Joplin tornado

Carol Jo Tate said Wednesday that the body of her son, 16-month-old Skyular Logsdon, was identified at the morgue handling tornado victims.


UPDATE: New tornadoes rattle nerves, leave damage in Missouri

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.

A tour through the broken heart of Joplin

Joplin residents reflect on the damages caused by Sunday's tornado, which destroyed some areas of the town and left others virtually untouched.

UPDATE: Officials say Joplin tornado death toll rises to 125

Joplin City Manager Mark Rohr said search and rescue efforts will continue.

Disaster onslaught: Relief groups scramble to cope

Facing a surge of displaced Missourians, the Red Cross rushes to raise funds to support its efforts.

Columbia escapes damage from severe storms

Southern Boone County was hit by the worst of the severe storms that passed across mid-Missouri.

Disaster conferees heed Missouri tornado sirens

Participants in a disaster relief conference in Kansas City knew exactly what actions to take when tornadoes were reported nearby.

Storms leave flooding, damage throughout Kansas

Wednesday's tornadoes left minor damage and no injuries in the wake of more serious storms.

Tornado injures 15, damages buildings in Sedalia

At least 15 people were left with minor injuries after a tornado heavily damaged homes and buses in the town.

Severe weather sweeps through southeast Missouri

In the small towns of Ellsinore and Grandin, dangerous weather pummeled buildings, knocked out power and sent wreckage flying Wednesday afternoon.

PHOTO GALLERY: Tornado causes damage in Sedalia

A tornado ripped through Sedalia on Wednesday as severe weather continued to torment the state.

Dispatch from Joplin: Finding the silver lining

Despite a newfound awareness of nature's volatility, Joplin residents are uncovering reasons to smile.