Businesses rebuild while residents wait to start construction
JOPLIN, MISSOURI – Tornado ravaged businesses re-build while residents must wait to start construction. The topic of tonight’s Joplin city council meeting? The temporary hold on building permits. Why one resident is unhappy about the hold and what he’s doing to speed up re-building... 
Medical pilots missing flight path landmarks
One of the lasting images of the May 22 tornado that struck Joplin, Missouri is St. John’s Regional Medical Center and the mangled MedFlight helicopter lying on its side out of commission. Pace says their base in Nevada helped out a lot, flying patients to area hospitals until St. John’s... 
Construction to start on FEMA housing communities
Reported July 5, 2011 at 6:05 PM CST by Lisa Olliges: Six hundred and forty-six families need temporary housing and on Tuesday officials kicked off a fast-paced construction plan for two FEMA modular home parks. One will sit alongside Prairie Flower Road on property across from the airport. It’s... 
Tornado survivors upset with FEMA assistance denial
When applying for FEMA assistance if you are turned down at first you might still be eligible for assistance. But some tornado survivors who have applied for FEMA assistance are upset because they keep getting turned down. Dorothy Poe is upset that her insurance claim is not enough and is not sure why... 
First Presbyterian Church in Joplin tries to boost morale for caregivers
The Presbyterian Disaster Assistance Team put on a training workshop Tuesday called ”A Brighter Light – Compassion, Fatigue Prevention and Resiliency.” The workshop is designed to help prevent caregiver related issues including “compassion fatigue”. “Compassion... 
California girl comes to literature aid of Joplin schools
Thirteen year old Megan Mettler, of Orange County, California, arrived at North Middle School on Tuesday with 300 books. She had already shipped out 2,700 books last week. It’s part of Megan’s “Kids Read” project. She started the program last year, collecting books and donating... 
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