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Large parts of the city of Joplin in Missouri were flattened by a massive twister two years ago this week that claimed 161 lives. But the city, just a three-hour drive along "tornado alley" from Moore, is rising from the rubble. The path of the
For one Moore, Okla, resident, Cindy Megonigle, the massive tornado Monday spared her house, but she has been seeing first-hand the devastation through her involvement in the recovery and clean-up efforts. Megonigle, who is the sister of El Dorado
The damage from the Oklahoma tornado could reach $2bn (£1.3bn), the Oklahoma Insurance Department warns, although many renters may have no insurance cover. Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John Doak said the damage could be worse than that caused by
Mo. (AP) Missouri senators backed a plan Wednesday that could provide $15 million to Joplin to rebuild street curbs and gutters damaged as a result of a deadly 2011 tornado. The legislation given initial approval would create a disaster recovery fund
Mo. (AP) Crews have started rebuilding a high school that was destroyed when a deadly tornado swept through Joplin in May 2011. The first structural beams for the new three-story school were dropped into place.
January 29, 2013 A family who survived the May 11, 2011 Joplin, Mo., tornado received keys to a new disaster-resistant, energy-efficient home this week from Convoy of Hope. Since breaking ground on the project nearly a year ago, this is the
Steve Hebert for The New York Times Carrie Cook and her two sons, Zachary, left, and Aidan, lost their home in the Joplin tornado. Their new house, built by Habitat for Humanity, has a storm shelter in the backyard. Disaster-proofing your finances is
A southwest Missouri couple will stand trial on charges that they defrauded victims of the 2011 Joplin tornado Sixty-five-year-old Jeffrey Wolfson, of Osage Beach, and his wife, 57-year-old Gloria Schoeller, of Springfield, are accused of
Mo. (October 23, 2012) /PRNewswire/ Like most residents of Joplin, Tara Johnston's mind is frozen in time when she thinks back to that late Sunday afternoon on May 22, 2011 the day a catastrophic tornado destroyed thousands of homes, including her
Paul's United Methodist Church filed out of the 10 a.m. service Sunday, the familiar strains of Lynyrd Skynyrd 's "Sweet Home Alabama" started up from the musicians on the stage. But the lyrics had been modified to welcome church-goers to their "