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AP INTERACTIVE: A slideshow of Joplin tornado victims
To view a slideshow of tornado victims, click on the AP Interactive link at joplinglobe.com, follow to "Joplin in Distress" and through to "Joplin victims."
VIDEO: Desperate moments as spotters watched storm build
It was 5:11 p.m. Sunday, May 22, when Joplin tornado sirens sounded for the first time. Many people glanced at darkening clouds, made note of gray-green skies, perhaps even considered getting home a little sooner than otherwise planned.
But for many, there was no alarm. There was no panic. There was no sense of urgency.
VIDEO: Pres. Obama speaks at tornado victim's memorial service
Pres. Obama speaks at the tornado victim's memorial service in Joplin, Mo. on Sunday.
VIDEO: Joplin reacts to prospect of Westboro Baptist Church protest
Members of the Westboro Baptist Church from Topeka, Kan., threatened to protest at the memorial service honoring victims of the Joplin tornado. Area residents and bikers from around the country decended on the Missouri Southern State University campus in an anti-protest supporting Joplin and the tornado's victims.
GALLERY: President Obama tours Joplin
President Barack Obama toured areas of Joplin devastated by last Sunday's tornado.
RESOURCE: Joplin tornado recovery Web site, RebuildJoplin.org, goes live
After successfully mobilizing community support for local schools, Bright Futures has just launched a website that will act as a clearinghouse of information both tornado victims and volunteers alike.
AUDIO: Joplin tornado emergency service dispatch audio; 911 recording shows progression of storm
A recording of the first 36 minutes of emergency dispatch traffic shows that the Joplin Police Department apparently lost some radio transmission capability during the storm.
It also shows that police feared a riot by victims of the EF-5 twister at St. John’s Regional Medical Center if more rescue workers did not arrive quickly to help the injured and to evacuate the heavily damaged building.
The tape starts with the broadcast of a National Weather Service tornado warning for an area 10 miles west of Carl Junction around the state line.
The first sighting near Joplin is two minutes and 20 seconds later at 20th Street and Black Cat Road.
Four minutes and seven seconds in the tape, there is the first warning that a tornado is on the ground and it is reported at 20th Street and Maiden Lane.
The remainder of the tape illustrates the progression of damage down 26th and 20th streets from Main Street to Connecticut Avenue, Range Line and beyond to Duquesne. It also shows the difficulties faced by emergency workers trying to get through the debris to respond.
Follow the link below to listen to the 911 recording.
CURATED VIDEO: Residents share tornado videos on YouTube
Dozens of Joplin residents shared video of the aftermath of Sunday's tornado on the video hosting site YouTube. Here is some of that video.
RESOURCE: State of Missouri launches online tornado resource page
The State of Missouri has launched a resource Web site/page to aid in relief efforts. Follow the link below to access it.
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