Tornado Information

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

Posted by on May 16, 2012 at 5:32 am

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

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

Posted by on May 16, 2012 at 5:26 am

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

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

Posted by on May 16, 2012 at 5:07 am

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

Four people arrested in meth bust at FEMA mobile site

Posted by on November 2, 2011 at 4:44 am

JOPLIN, MO. – On 10/25/11 Jasper County Drug Task Force, consisting of members of Jasper County Sheriff’s Office, Joplin Police Department, Webb City Police Department, and Carl Junction Police Department, served a search warrant at Jeff Taylor Memorial Acres, 1119 E. Q St, Joplin, Mo. A search of the location produced chemicals, glassware and paraphernalia to manufacturer methamphetamine. Upon entry of the location an active “shake and bake” methamphetamine lab was Read More

Transitional housing complex reopens after tornado

Posted by on November 1, 2011 at 4:28 am

JOPLIN, MO. – For the first time in six months, residents of Ozark Center Cedar Hill Apartments are coming home. Damage to the 15-apartment complex sustained during the May 22 tornado was so extensive that the apartments were uninhabitable. Prior to the storm, it was home to individuals who needed assistance transitioning back into the community after learning to live with their mental illness or who were completing a substance abuse treatment program. “For many of these Read More

Joplin Superintendent CJ Huff named in People Magazine

Posted by on November 1, 2011 at 4:26 am

JOPLIN, MO. - People Magazine has named the superintendent of the Joplin School District one of its 2011 heroes. The Joplin Globe reports that superintendent C.J. Huff appears in the 2011 Heroes Among Us Awards in the Nov. 7 issue. He was chosen as one of six winners. Huff won the award for his efforts in reopening schools damaged by the May 22 tornado. Five school buildings were destroyed in the storm, which also killed 162 people and damaged a large part of the southwest Missouri Read More

MSSU to give $1k scholarships to Joplin students

Posted by on October 31, 2011 at 4:29 am

JOPLIN, MO. (AP) – Missouri Southern State University plans to offer $1,000 scholarships to Joplin area students who were sophomores, juniors and seniors as of May of this year. The scholarships are being offered to students at Joplin High School, McAuley High School, College Heights Christian School and Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School. The university said in a news release Monday that all the students will get $1,000 each for the first academic year after they graduate. The Read More