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Joplin - 5 Years Later

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Emily McTavish
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KSMU

Joplin - 5 Years Later

On May 22, 2011, an EF-5 tornado tore through Joplin and neighboring Duquense, killing 161 people.

As part of KSMU's quarterly Sense of Community series May 18-23, we examined the recovery efforts since the storm.

View our stories below to hear from city leaders and community members about the rebuilding challenges, successes, and resiliency of those involved over these past five years. 

You'll learn about the Disaster Recovery Summit, a two-day event bringing together citizens and leaders from other tornado-stricken communities to assess recovery efforts, how tornado safe rooms have become commonplace in southwest Missouri since the storm, and how the city and school are honoring those lost as a result of the tornado.