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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.