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Survey results show extent of rebuilding Joplin

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Results from a survey give a new insight into recovery efforts since the Joplin tornado.  The survey was put together by Rebuild Joplin, an organization that offers resources for tornado survivors in need.

Results from this survey showed the number of people who have still not rebuilt since the tornado, and also the number of homes still needing repair because of the tornado.

Workers with Rebuild Joplin say no matter which case, the cause is because of dwindling resources.

According to Rebuild Joplin, 676 people have still not rebuilt since the Joplin tornado.

"I didn't realize there were that many vacant lots," says tornado survivor See Anne Roush.

Roush is part of another statistic.  Rebuild Joplin says 240 homes are still damaged by the tornado.

"These were visual assessments from the outside, where people might be living in houses that have a leaky roof and are contaminated with mold," says Chad Carson with Rebuild Joplin.

Roush says air ducts in her home, and electrical outlets, don't work.

"There were volunteers that came and patched up my roof really quickly, just kind of an emergency patch.  So we had that kind of help.  But we weren't as urgent as other people who had lost their homes, couldn't live in their homes.  We were certainly living in our home," says Roush.

Roush says insurance isn't paying enough to cover all needed repairs.

"The folks that are walking through our door were ripped off by a contractor, they might've been underinsured or uninsured, and they've just been trying to make ends meet for two and a half years now," says Carson.

Rebuild Joplin's funds have been down, too.

"Rebuild Joplin has been waiting for money from the government, from CDBG sources, for over a year," says Carson.

But the organization is still pledging whatever volunteer hours and donated materials are around right now to rebuild and repair homes for people like Roush.

"I didn't think anybody was still around.  I thought everyone had packed up and left.  I called them and I was shocked they could help me.  It's the biggest Christmas surprise I could've had," says Roush.

Rebuild Joplin also says a lot of work has been done since the tornado.  76% of homes in the tornado zone have been rebuilt.

Click here for more information on the survey.  Click here for more information on Rebuild Joplin.

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