Columbia organizations mobilize to help Joplin victims

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Organizations around Missouri provide relief to Joplin tornado victims

MU Health Care and the American Red Cross Mid-Missouri Chapter have been working to provide relief for the residents of Joplin.

Dispatch from Joplin: Counting themselves grateful

Hertzberg family members count their blessings after boarding up the windows of their damaged Joplin home.

Inside Missouri hospital: a mix of chaos and bravery

Staff at St. John's Regional Medical Center helped patients evacuate after a tornado destroyed much of the building. Patients were then sent to other hospitals for treatment.

VIDEO: See the devastation that hit Joplin

Traditional media and citizen journalists have been uploading videos of the devastation in Joplin to YouTube. Here are a couple of those videos.

Strong storms hit Arkansas; governor offers aid to Missouri

Arkansas offers assistance to Joplin as severe storms tear through state.

Dispatch from Joplin: An unwelcome homecoming

After the tornado leveled her hometown, MU student and Missourian reporter Eliza Smith packed up her car and headed home.

Severe thunderstorm watch issued for Boone County

Boone County is under a severe thunderstorm watch until 6 p.m. Monday. Rainfall is expected through Wednesday.

Joplin native describes living through tornado

MU senior Katy Berryman tells her account of the being in Joplin when the tornado hit Sunday evening.

Attorney general sends examiners to Joplin to check price-gouging

The examiners are there to make sure prices are not being artificially raised for such necessities as food, water and diapers.

MORE COVERAGE: More resources for coverage of the Joplin tornado

Here is a roundup of links providing information about the tornado that hit Joplin.

At least 89 dead in Joplin tornado, officials say

Storm damage reports from Boone County

Hail and wind gusts were seen across central Missouri on Sunday night and Monday morning.

UPDATE: Tornado kills unknown number in Joplin

Tornado warnings has been issued from Texas to Michigan Sunday night, as the unknown death toll continues to rise.

Tornado hits hospital in Joplin

Gov. Nixon activates Guard to help Joplin

Potential exists for flooding after heavy rains

Heavy rains Friday could cause creeks and streams to flood. Motorists are urged to use caution.

Federal scientists study wild weather during April

U.S. scientists looked for the fingerprints of global warming and La Nina on last month's deadly tornadoes, but couldn't find evidence to blame those oft-cited weather phenomena.


National Weather Service expecting record high for Columbia on Tuesday

The National Weather Service in St. Louis is predicting highs in the low 90's in mid-Missouri early this week.

Levee blast means lost year for Missouri farmers

The explosion of the levee near Cairo, Ill., has dumped floodwater onto more than 200 square miles of farmland in Missouri. The farmers won't be able to plant almost any crops in 2011.