joplin tornado first response fund http://kbia.org en Joplin Chamber delivers first fund installment to Moore, Okla. http://kbia.org/post/joplin-chamber-delivers-first-fund-installment-moore-okla <p>Officials of the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce have presented the first installment of a special fund for the town of Moore, Okla., following last week’s EF5 tornado that devastated the city.</p><p>The <em>Joplin Globe</em> <a href="http://bit.ly/10vFfha">reports</a> the $20,000-dollars in donations delivered Saturday are intended to help the Moore Chamber of Commerce start its own business recovery fund.</p> Mon, 27 May 2013 21:20:42 +0000 Associated Press 34409 at http://kbia.org Joplin Chamber delivers first fund installment to Moore, Okla. 'The longest six, seven minutes of my life': Joplin remembers http://kbia.org/post/longest-six-seven-minutes-my-life-joplin-remembers <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Two years to the day that an </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">EF-5</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> tornado ripped through Joplin, killing 161 people, the city was greeted with near perfect weather, as thousands came out Wednesday to honor the lives of those lost, and reflect upon the continuing recovery effort.</span></p><p> Thu, 23 May 2013 13:14:59 +0000 Scott Harvey 34219 at http://kbia.org 'The longest six, seven minutes of my life': Joplin remembers Joplin looking to get weather radios http://kbia.org/post/joplin-looking-get-weather-radios <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); background-color: white; line-height: 150%; ">Joplin City Manager Mark Rohr wants the city to distribute weather radios to all Joplin homes that don't already have one.&nbsp; Rohr says a survey indicated 58 percent of Joplin homes don't have a weather radio, meaning the city would have to distribute about 11 thousand radios at a cost of more than 300 thousand dollars.</span></p> Fri, 10 Feb 2012 22:47:27 +0000 Associated Press 8610 at http://kbia.org Joplin looking to get weather radios