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VIDEO: Joplin visitor's video details Joplin weeks after the storm
Paul Benedict, a videographer, shot and produced this video during a trip to Joplin. His work can be found on the video hosting site Vimeo.
VIDEO: Joplin tornado large enough that it had eye
Eric Parker, his sister Kaylee Parker and her friend Mac Wright didn’t want a close encounter with a tornado on May 22. They just wanted to watch it.
VIDEO: YouTube video producers document damage
In the days after the May 22 tornado, Christopher Duncan Rutherford tried to navigate around Joplin, but got lost in the town where he has lived for the past 10 years.
GALLERY: Chiefs arrive to help Joplin
Fun and Kansas City Chiefs football returned to Joplin for thousands of fans Thursday who patiently waited for autographs and photos of some of their favorite players.
Social media served as disaster outlet
When the EF-5 tornado hit Joplin on May 22, destroying St. John’s Regional Medical Center, the hospital turned to social media sites to help spread the word.
- MULTIMEDIA: Globe blogger catches American flags amidst tornado wreckage
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.
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