The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

May 2011 Joplin tornado

May 2011 Joplin tornado
  • 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

  • Rebuild Joplin stages housewarming event

    Thanks to volunteers from Rebuild Joplin, Bobby Burton has been able to call a house that has been in his family for more than 60 years home again.

    May 28, 2013

  • 052413 Spiva book3_72.jpg Tornado exhibition book now on sale at Spiva

    Many tornado survivors who shared messages of strength and resilience for last year’s “Dear World, From Joplin With Love” exhibit at Spiva Center for the Arts are sharing those same messages permanently in a book that is now on sale.

    May 26, 2013 2 Photos

  • 052413 Loretta Bailey.jpg Joplin insurance agent seeks donations for Moore, Okla.

    After losing an office building and her home in the tornado on May 22, 2011, Loretta Bailey is familiar with the destruction that a tornado brings. The 400 households that her insurance agency helped through the aftermath of the tornado also know that loss. \

    May 24, 2013 1 Photo

  • Joplin team drove through storm to get to Moore

    It was a long drive in the middle of a severe thunderstorm that had earlier produced a massive tornado in Moore, Okla. With the two-year anniversary of Joplin’s deadly twister approaching on Wednesday, a team of 14 Joplin emergency workers was ready to risk the trip in order to get help to a hurting Moore.

    May 23, 2013