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How Joplin Came Back from Tornado Devastation

In 2011, one of the deadliest tornadoes in US history ripped through Joplin, Missouri. Thanks to rebuilding efforts, the city now thrives.

Jerrod Hogan treaded slowly, taking one careful step after another. The scene around him was akin to a post-apocalyptic tale set in the future, yet this was reality on May 22, 2011, in Joplin, Missouri. Cars and school buses were flipped upside down. Uprooted trees lay on the ground alongside fallen power lines. Streams shot […]