- May 2011 Joplin tornado
VIDEO: Freeman Health System unveils Beacon of Hope Tornado Memorial
When Jennifer Donaldson was carried on a door into the emergency room at Freeman Hospital West the night of the tornado, she was so badly injured that her co-workers there did not recognize her.
Joplin to receive $113 million in federal aid
Joplin will receive $113 million from a $125 million state grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for disaster recovery. The grant is among more than a half-billion dollars the federal agency allocated to nine states for long-term recovery from a number of storms and wildfires that occurred in 2011.
Rebuild Joplin celebrates opening of 59th house
They still want a grassy front lawn and a privacy fence, but Wesley and Susie Lamarr are otherwise back home. “I thank everybody at Rebuild Joplin, and I thank all the volunteers,” Susie Lamarr said Tuesday at her rebuilt house in the 1900 block of Illinois Avenue. “I love this new home. It’s great.”
Joplin council endorses proposal for closing tornado trailer parks
The Joplin City Council on Monday night endorsed a plan to ensure that mobile home parks set up in the wake of the May 2011 tornado are empty by the June 7 federal deadline.
Open house held at home built by Catholic Charities volunteers
The framed photograph was of a picture of the new house at 2201 S. Harlem Ave. Around the border, it had been autographed by many of the volunteers who had donated their time to build the home from the ground up.
Habitat house carries signatures of volunteers who rebuilt Joplin
Not much is known about “Gary F.” He came to Joplin from an unknown state and helped build walls at the latest Habitat for Humanity home. In red Sharpie marker, he penned a blessing on a two-by-four that was used to frame a kitchen window.
Rebuilding after tornado damage, Joplin parks get ready for spring
Today’s temperatures in the 70s invariably will attract some area residents to local parks for some summer-like recreation. Winter can be a downtime for park systems. Crews generally catch up on maintenance and prepare to shift into high gear in the spring.
New home for storm victims begins, ends with nod to Orioles
The construction of a home at 2630 S. Wall Ave. started and ended with former Baltimore Orioles players Cal Ripken Jr. and Brooks Robinson. They are superheroes to homeowner Ed Kunce, who with his wife, Angela, officially took possession of the Joplin Area Habitat for Humanity home Wednesday afternoon after a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Tornado services center to close soon
Whenever Randall St. Pierre needs something, he hops on his bicycle and pops over to the Human Services Campus that serves tornado survivors. His bike is his only transportation as a result of his losses in the 2011 Joplin tornado.
VIDEO: Tornado researchers to visit MSSU, schools during visit Thursday
Some of the nation’s leading tornado scientists and their high-tech tornado intercept vehicles plan to roll into Joplin on Thursday. Don’t worry, they won’t be chasing a twister.
- More May 2011 Joplin tornado Headlines
- VIDEO: Freeman Health System unveils Beacon of Hope Tornado Memorial