tornado http://kbia.org en Missouri faith groups learn disaster preparedness skills http://kbia.org/post/missouri-faith-groups-learn-disaster-preparedness-skills <p style="margin-bottom: 23.765px; line-height: 23.765px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: OpenSansRegular, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14.44444465637207px;">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: OpenSansRegular, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14.44444465637207px; line-height: 23.765px;">When a tornado devastated Joplin in spring 2011, South Joplin Christian Church didn’t have a plan.</span></p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 20:54:31 +0000 Kellie Moore 51195 at http://kbia.org Missouri faith groups learn disaster preparedness skills No reports of injuries during Thursday's severe weather http://kbia.org/post/no-reports-injuries-during-thursdays-severe-weather <p>Officials are assessing damage from heavy storms that hit northern Missouri, damaging homes and utility poles. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 19:00:00 +0000 Associated Press 50413 at http://kbia.org Chance for severe weather in SW Mo. Thursday http://kbia.org/post/chance-severe-weather-sw-mo-thursday <p></p><p>The Storm Prediction Center says there is a slight risk of severe weather in parts of Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma on Thursday. The greatest risk will be in western Arkansas, southwestern Missouri and eastern Oklahoma. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 20:06:13 +0000 Associated Press 50287 at http://kbia.org Chance for severe weather in SW Mo. Thursday Joplin rebuilding since tornado about $837 million http://kbia.org/post/joplin-rebuilding-tornado-about-837-million <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Joplin officials say about $837 million has been spent on construction in the city since the 2011 tornado.</p><p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 13:24:12 +0000 Associated Press 39853 at http://kbia.org Joplin rebuilding since tornado about $837 million Rescue dog from 2011 Joplin tornado in spotlight http://kbia.org/post/rescue-dog-2011-joplin-tornado-spotlight <p></p><p>A rescue dog who gained some notoriety after the 2011 Joplin tornado will soon be back in the spotlight. Mon, 26 Aug 2013 22:26:07 +0000 Associated Press 39464 at http://kbia.org Rescue dog from 2011 Joplin tornado in spotlight President Obama signs Mo. disaster declaration http://kbia.org/post/president-obama-signs-mo-disaster-declaration <p>President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster declaration after severe storms struck Missouri from May 29 to June 10. Fri, 19 Jul 2013 22:32:52 +0000 Associated Press 37409 at http://kbia.org President Obama signs Mo. disaster declaration Mid-Missourians respond to Oklahoma tornado http://kbia.org/post/mid-missourians-respond-oklahoma-tornado <p></p><p>A devastating tornado struck outside in Moore, Oklahoma, on Monday afternoon. As often happens in the wake of disaster, people took to Twitter. &nbsp;KBIA's Kellie Kotraba&nbsp;took a look at what people in mid-Missouri were saying.</p> <script src="//storify.com/ColumbiaFAVS/mid-missourians-respond-to-oklahoma-tornado.js"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/ColumbiaFAVS/mid-missourians-respond-to-oklahoma-tornado" target="_blank">View the story "Mid-Missourians respond to Oklahoma tornado" on Storify</a>]</noscript> Tue, 21 May 2013 16:37:30 +0000 Kellie Moore 34108 at http://kbia.org Mid-Missourians respond to Oklahoma tornado An Emotional Gauntlet: Tornado Survivors Start Picking Up The Pieces http://kbia.org/post/death-toll-devastating-tornado-revised-down (We're following the news from Oklahoma, where <a href="http://www.npr.org/series/185643689/2013-tornadoes-in-oklahoma" target="_blank">a tornado devastated the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore on Monday</a>. Most recent update: 8:40 p.m. ET.)<p>A day after a monster EF-5 tornado pummeled Moore, Okla., the focus turned to the victims.<p>NPR's Wade Goodwyn spent the day in the city talking to survivors. Tue, 21 May 2013 10:12:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 34086 at http://kbia.org An Emotional Gauntlet: Tornado Survivors Start Picking Up The Pieces Dozens Killed In Massive Tornado Near Oklahoma City http://kbia.org/post/massive-tornado-rips-through-oklahoma-city-suburbs <h6><strong>(This post was last updated at 11:45 p.m. ET.)</strong></h6><p>A massive tornado ripped through the southern suburbs of Oklahoma City, Monday afternoon, killing at least 51 people, according to the state medical examiner's office.<p>The death toll was expected to rise.<p>Helicopter images showed large tracts of Moore, Okla., completely leveled by what the National Weather Service says was at least an EF-4 tornado with winds in excess of 166 mph. Mon, 20 May 2013 20:58:54 +0000 Eyder PeraltaEyder Peralta 34063 at http://kbia.org Dozens Killed In Massive Tornado Near Oklahoma City Cole County to install 15 new tornado sirens http://kbia.org/post/cole-county-install-15-new-tornado-sirens <p>Officials in Cole County have approved a proposal to add 15 new tornado sirens. Tue, 12 Jun 2012 22:17:56 +0000 Veneta Rizvic 15761 at http://kbia.org One year on, Joplin remembers tornado http://kbia.org/post/one-year-joplin-remembers-tornado <p>Much of Joplin fell silent to mark the precise moment the city was hit by a tornado one year ago. Wed, 23 May 2012 14:11:26 +0000 Associated Press 14629 at http://kbia.org One year on, Joplin remembers tornado Newscast for May 21, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-may-21-2012 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including: Mon, 21 May 2012 14:01:13 +0000 Scott Kanowsky 14494 at http://kbia.org Newscast for May 21, 2012 Nixon announces new funding for Joplin schools http://kbia.org/post/nixon-announces-new-funding-joplin-schools <p>The state of Missouri is providing $2.3 million to help build special rooms at five Joplin schools designed to withstand severe weather. Tue, 15 May 2012 14:11:51 +0000 Associated Press 14157 at http://kbia.org Nixon announces new funding for Joplin schools Joplin orders creation of new storm shelters http://kbia.org/post/joplin-orders-creation-new-storm-shelters <p>Joplin residents are getting an extra layer of security in storms thanks to their approval last week of a $62 million school bond issue. Mon, 09 Apr 2012 13:45:08 +0000 Associated Press 12074 at http://kbia.org Joplin orders creation of new storm shelters In rural Stoddard County, sorting through the wreckage from the storms http://kbia.org/post/rural-stoddard-county-sorting-through-wreckage-storms <p sab="763">The same storm that&nbsp;produced tornadoes in Harrisburg, Illinois and Branson, Missouri also struck&nbsp; rural Stoddard County, Missouri.&nbsp;The National Weather Service confirmed the level EF - 03 tornado left a 21 mile stretch of destruction from Puxico to Bell City.&nbsp;As KRCU&rsquo;s Jacob McCleland reports, residents are now sorting through the wreckage &hellip; and beginning to put their lives back together. Fri, 02 Mar 2012 14:48:51 +0000 Jacob McCleland 9849 at http://kbia.org In rural Stoddard County, sorting through the wreckage from the storms Branson hospital treats over 30 after tornado http://kbia.org/post/branson-hospital-treats-over-30-after-tornado <p>A hospital in Branson treated 32 people in the hours after a tornado hit the tourist destination. Wed, 29 Feb 2012 15:25:20 +0000 Associated Press 9692 at http://kbia.org Joplin donations http://kbia.org/post/joplin-donations <p>Some Joplin residents are questioning how the city&#39;s school district used millions of dollars it received in donations after the May 22 tornado.</p><p> Mon, 20 Feb 2012 20:52:34 +0000 Associated Press 9145 at http://kbia.org Joplin donations 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 Newscast for February 6, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-february-6-2012 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA news room, including:</p><ul><li>A Democratic Springfield lawmaker will run for Lieutenant Governor.</li><li>U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill is in Missouri to discuss restructuring the postal service.</li><li>Joplin Board of Education to vote on bond measure to help rebuild destroyed schools. Mon, 06 Feb 2012 15:18:07 +0000 Scott Kanowsky 8262 at http://kbia.org Newscast for February 6, 2012 Demolition of Joplin hospital begins http://kbia.org/post/demolition-joplin-hospital-begins <p>Demolition has begun on a Joplin hospital that took a direct hit from a deadly May 22nd tornado.</p><p>The Joplin Globe reported that about 1,000 people turned out Sunday for a ceremony at the shell of the once-bustling St. John's Mercy Hospital. Speakers talked about the history of the hospital before a wrecking ball ceremonially smacked the side of the building a few times. From there, the crowd went to a groundbreaking ceremony for the new structure. It is being built at a site three miles away.</p> Mon, 30 Jan 2012 19:20:14 +0000 Associated Press 7952 at http://kbia.org Demolition of Joplin hospital begins Joplin reports damage costs being paid on schedule http://kbia.org/post/joplin-reports-damage-costs-being-paid-schedule <p>A new report says the city of Joplin might not end up with any debt related to the May 22 tornado. Mon, 16 Jan 2012 20:55:53 +0000 Associated Press 7112 at http://kbia.org Joplin reports damage costs being paid on schedule Giving Thanks in Joplin http://kbia.org/post/giving-thanks-joplin <p>Six months after the devastating tornado hit Joplin, the community is slowly rebuilding itself. Thu, 24 Nov 2011 14:26:11 +0000 4207 at http://kbia.org Giving Thanks in Joplin Six Months After the Storm, Runners in Joplin Get Back on Their Feet http://kbia.org/post/six-months-after-storm-runners-joplin-get-back-their-feet <p>Six months ago, an&nbsp;EF5&nbsp;tornado plowed through the center of Joplin, leaving about one-fifth of the city's population without a home. Now, people are slowly getting back to normal. For some, normal means lacing up the running shoes and hitting the streets.</p><div style="height: 100%; line-height: 1.5; font-size: 87.5%; word-wrap: break-word; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; "><div style="height: 420px; line-height: 1.5; word-wrap: break-word; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; "><p> Tue, 15 Nov 2011 15:09:23 +0000 Jacob Fenston 3772 at http://kbia.org Six Months After the Storm, Runners in Joplin Get Back on Their Feet