May 22, 2012 is 1-Year Anniversary of Joplin, MO, EF5 Tornado
It was one year ago on May 22, 2011, when an EF5 tornado tore through Joplin, MO, directly killing 158 people, and resulting in an additonal three indirectly-related fatalities. Over 1000 people were injured.
Below are several links to related summaries, stories, or reports:
Springfield, MO, NWS Forecast Office Summary
NWS Service Assessment Report on the Joplin, MO, Tornado
Wisconsin Emergency Management Web Site Story
ReadyWisconsin Press Release - Joplin, MO, & La Crosse, WI Tornadoes
NOAA Story - Joplin Tornado Offers Important Lessons for Disaster Preparedness
Why so Many Tornado Deaths?
What do you Know About Wind Resistant Buildings?
FEMA Safe Rooms - General
FEMA - Building a Safe Room for Your Home or BusinessReturn to News Archive