Archive for May, 2012

State regulators remind Joplin residents with tornado damage of 12-month insurance deadlines

May 16, 2012

Missouri Department of Insurance: thousands of dollars potentially at stake Jefferson City, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Insurance is sending an urgent message to Joplin residents with incomplete insurance claims related to last year’s EF-5 tornado. The department says many homeowners insurance policies contain 12-month deadlines for consumers to receive full compensation for their damaged property. In these cases, any paperwork submitted after the deadline may result in a lower claim Read More

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All invited to Walk of Unity and commemorative rest stops marking Joplin’s recovery

May 16, 2012

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 11, 2012    #189 As the one-year anniversary draws near, City Manager Mark Rohr reminds the public that all are welcome to join fellow citizens, city officials, community leaders and volunteers during the Walk of Unity planned for May 22, 2012. “During meetings of the Memorial Committee, the decision was made to not invite anyone specifically, but to invite everyone generally,” said Rohr. “That’s because we’re all one. No one is separate Read More

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Gov. Nixon announces $2.8 million in funding to construct safe rooms at Joplin Schools, move forward with other construction projects

May 16, 2012

JOPLIN, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon today visited Emerson Elementary School to announce that his administration is providing $2.8 million to the Joplin Schools.  The overwhelming majority of these funds will help construct severe weather safe rooms to benefit students from five local schools. “When severe weather strikes, preparation is key to saving lives,” Gov. Nixon said.  “This investment in safe rooms at the Joplin Schools will help ensure that we are prepared to act Read More

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