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Joplin Tornado (2011)

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  • Metro Doctor Travels Far and Wide to Help Disaster Victims

    Metro Doctor Travels Far and Wide to Help Disaster Victims
    Haiti and Joplin are places that typically don't have a lot in common, except that both have been virtually destroyed by natural disasters. Kansas City, Missouri, Doctor Dan Purdom knows, because he has been both places to help. Dr. Purdom, a primary...
  • Warning about tornado safe rooms: Have plan in case you get trapped inside

    Warning about tornado safe rooms: Have plan in case you get trapped inside
    OZARK, Mo. -- Many safe rooms are designed to withstand winds of up to 250 miles per hour, and they have been shown to save lives.  However, there is a chance people could get trapped inside underneath mounds of debris. "We heard some concerns about...
  • Joplin School District marks tornado anniversary with four groundbreaking ceremonies

    Joplin School District marks tornado anniversary with four groundbreaking ceremonies
    JOPLIN, Mo. -- The Joplin school district marked a day of destruction with the first steps towards rebuilding. The district broke ground on three new schools Tuesday. The schools will replace schools lost in the EF-4 tornado of May 22, 2011.Joplin School...
  • Joplin Tornado Turns Strangers into Friends

    Joplin Tornado Turns Strangers into Friends
    Joplin, Mo: Next time you're in a Pizza Hut or a McDonald's or a Starbucks... look around. Chances are you're surrounded by strangers. That was the situation for a group of people at a yogurt shop a year ago in Joplin. But, the tornado turned that...
  • One year later members of the Joplin Elks Lodge 501 honor four lives lost during an EF5 tornado

    One year later members of the Joplin Elks Lodge 501 honor four lives lost during an EF5 tornado
    At 5:41 on Tuesday night, members of the Elks Lodge 501 in Joplin held a moment of silence for four lives lost in the tornado. They gathered at the exact time the twister hit to honor friends they won't forget. Last year members of the Elks Lodge promised...
  • A year after tornado strike, Joplin rebuilds with promise "to do better"

    They wore their robes and received their diplomas, these children of Joplin, Mo. But even with high spirits, their hearts were heavy as they and their parents remembered what happened right after last year's graduation. That's when the most powerful...
  • 7 people are accused of falsely taking federal disaster benefits after Joplin tornado

    7 people are accused of falsely taking federal disaster benefits after Joplin tornado
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A federal grand jury indicted seven people from Joplin and a man from Lebanon, in separate and unrelated cases, for fraudulently receiving federal disaster benefits following the tornado on May 22, 2011. Karen Parks, 37; Ronald Irby,...
  • NEW VIDEO: Joplin tornado hits Mercy emergency waiting room

    NEW VIDEO: Joplin tornado hits Mercy emergency waiting room
    JOPLIN, Mo. -- Mercy Hospital released security camera video recorded in its emergency waiting room from May 22, 2011, the night an EF-5 tornado hit the town and killed 161 people.
  • Small town purchases peace of mind for residents during tornado season

    Small town purchases peace of mind for residents during tornado season
    Morrisville, Mo. -- Dustin Kessler, 25, is the volunteer emergency management director for the small town of Morrisville, the place where he was born and raised. "Their mentality of, 'We've never had a tornado here before, or, 'A torando's not going to...
  • Amid protests, serious work gets done at NATO summit

    Amid protests, serious work gets done at NATO summit
    President Obama and other world leaders focused on the war in Afghanistan Monday morning at the NATO summit meeting at McCormick Place. Monday morning's meeting began about 15 minutes later than planned. World leaders, chatting before the opening...
  • Springfield Woman Gives Gifts to Joplin Tornado Survivors, Second Year Giving to Strangers

    Springfield Woman Gives Gifts to Joplin Tornado Survivors, Second Year Giving to Strangers
    A Springfield woman is spreading the gift of random kindness to those in need in Joplin. Last year Frances Youngblood started the tradition of giving gifts to strangers. This year she decided Joplin was the place to spread cheer. Click on our video report...
  • New Wedding Pictures For Couples Whose Albums Were Destroyed By Katrina

    New Wedding Pictures For Couples Whose Albums Were Destroyed By Katrina
    Katy Puckett poses for the cameras. Photographers keep clicking the camera, trying to capture that glamour, as Katie poses in a strapless wedding gown in Jackson Square. But this bride, is not getting her picture taken for her wedding day. She was...