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  • Monday May 23

    Monday May 23, 2011 - Continuous tornado coverage

    Officially declared a disaster area, temporary morgues are set up throughout the city of Joplin, including on the campus of Missouri Southern. A call out for volunteers who can help in anyway that they can, as schools and other organizations gather supplies to help those in need. More than 20,000 people are without power, residents are asked to boil water, and they're on edge as more storms roll through the area.More >>
  • Tuesday May 24

    Tuesday May 24, 2011 - Continuous tornado coverage

    Difficulties communicating makes it difficult to get an exact count of the number of people unaccounted for. The death toll climbs to 122. An estimated 8,000 structures are damaged over a 1,800 acre area; and, the National Weather Service confirms that it was an EF-5 tornado that went through Joplin. Officials beg "sight-seers" to stay out of the disaster area and an old friend in Joplin covering the tornado aftermath stops by the KOAM station.More >>
  • Wednesday May 25

    Wednesday May 25, 2011 - Continuous tornado coverage

    Hospital officials say they will rebuild. 14,000 are still without electricity, but around 10,000 are in the disaster area. K-9 units search the area as authorities warn tornado victims about scam artists. And washing clothes, charging cell phones and computers becomes one less thing victims have to worry about.More >>
  • Thursday May 26

    Thursday May 26, 2011 - Continuous tornado coverage

    A list of 232 people still unaccounted for is released by officials - and the first person listed says "get me off that thing". Desperate to find their loved ones, residents turn to Facebook, Twitter and a radio station group who abandoned their music formats for 24/7 tornado coverage.More >>
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