The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

May 2011 Joplin tornado

May 2011 Joplin tornado
  • 061913 Jop music1_72.jpg Donations helping JHS music programs rebuild after tornado

    Building a repertoire for the Joplin School District’s orchestra program is a challenge for Kylee VanHorn. “Every time I get on the Internet and look at the music sites, there are so many pieces I want to purchase, and I just don’t have the money,” VanHorn said.

    June 19, 2013 3 Photos

  • 061013 RebJop house1_72.jpg Illinois youth group arrives in Joplin to assemble house

    Break time was approaching, but Keith Duncan wanted to make one last concentrated push in order to get the large Penske truck unloaded. “Two minutes, people! Two minutes!” he yelled as the students and adults hauling large wooden sections out of the truck began picking up the pace.

    June 10, 2013 4 Photos

  • 060913FEMA Park 3_72.jpg Last of 586 FEMA trailers in Joplin to be prepared for move

    For 19 months, rows of nearly 600 units spread out among community and commercial sites were a visual reminder of the homes lost in Joplin on May 22, 2011. One by one, contractors began disassembling and moving the trailers, a testament to their occupants having found places to live.

    June 9, 2013 3 Photos

  • r060713bldgcodes.jpg Civil engineers release study of Joplin tornado damage

    It did not take much wind to flatten houses in the Joplin tornado zone because so many were poorly constructed to withstand wind, according to a study released recently by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

    June 8, 2013 3 Photos

  • r060713lillardsreunion4.jpg Rescuers, tornado victims reunite at Quapaw station

    There were lots of hugs exchanged, pictures taken and memories summoned when fire crews on Friday met the two youngsters they pulled, critically injured, from the wreckage of Joplin’s 2011 tornado.

    June 7, 2013 3 Photos

  • Quapaw tribe’s firefighters, EMS personnel meet with children rescued at Home Depot in 2011

    There were hugs, stories and the occasional tear this morning when two children who were trapped and seriously injured after the 2011 Joplin tornado met for the first time the Quapaw Tribe firefighters and emergency medical workers who pulled them from the wreckage and saved their lives that night.

    June 7, 2013

  • New members take seats on redevelopment board

    Three new members took their places on the board of the Joplin Redevelopment Corp. in a meeting Thursday. The panel welcomed as new members Laurie Delano, vice president of finance for Empire District Electric Co.; Gary Duncan, retired president and chief executive of Freeman Health System; and Phil Stinnett, a former Joplin council member and mayor.

    June 6, 2013

  • Tornado grant trustees look to shelter placement

    Trustees overseeing a Joplin tornado fund hope to use some of their remaining money to move FEMA-financed tornado shelters to areas where they are needed.

    June 6, 2013

  • Documentary about Joplin Globe coverage of tornado wins 2013 Mirror Award

    The documentary “Deadline in Disaster” has won a 2013 Mirror Award in the “Best Single Story” category.

    June 5, 2013

  • Oklahoma photo collection to begin with ‘Picture Patrol’

    A new national photo rescue operation based in Carthage that formed to help salvage and return to owners what was lost in the Joplin tornado has reached out to Moore, Okla., and next week will help storm victims there get down to business.

    May 31, 2013

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