As Joplin Prepares To Observe The 10th Anniversary of The Deadly Tornado, KSMU Looks Back
May 22, 2011, an EF-5 tornado slammed into Joplin, destroying a large section of the town and leaving 161 people dead. As the 10th anniversary nears, KSMU remembers by sharing a montage of stories that aired on the station shortly after the storm.
Joplin Proud will host a ceremony Saturday, May 22, to observe the 10-year anniversary of the tornado. It will start at 5 p.m. at Cunningham Park. Jay Nixon, who was Missouri governor at the time of the storm, will be a guest speaker. The Joplin Memorial Marathon will also be held Friday and Saturday.