Joplin http://kcur.org en Federal Belt Tightening May Threaten Missouri Disaster Relief http://kcur.org/post/federal-belt-tightening-may-threaten-missouri-disaster-relief <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kansas City won’t be getting the volume of federal funding it’s been accustomed to &nbsp;for preparation against terrorist attacks and natural disasters, said</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Sen. Claire</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>McCaskill<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, meeting with Kansas City reporters.</span></p><p></p><p>The Senator said the mood toward smaller government will work against paying for disaster aid the way it has been since Sept. 11.</p> Sat, 01 Feb 2014 19:26:18 +0000 Dan Verbeck 50603 at http://kcur.org Federal Belt Tightening May Threaten Missouri Disaster Relief New System Warns Cell Phone Users Of Tornadoes, Other Emergencies http://kcur.org/post/new-system-warns-cell-phone-users-tornadoes-other-emergencies <p></p><p>People in the path of severe weather (and other emergencies) now have a new way to find out about threats: text message alerts, sent straight to mobile devices.</p><p> Wed, 29 May 2013 16:01:29 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross & Ryan Schuessler 37512 at http://kcur.org New System Warns Cell Phone Users Of Tornadoes, Other Emergencies Soil Cleanup Underway In Southwest Missouri http://kcur.org/post/soil-cleanup-underway-southwest-missouri <p>When the tornado tore through Joplin and Duquesne in southwest Mo. in May 2011, not only did it kill 161 people and destroy thousands of buildings, it also unearthed something dangerous: Fri, 05 Oct 2012 15:38:48 +0000 Michele Skalicky 25573 at http://kcur.org Soil Cleanup Underway In Southwest Missouri KC Muslim Community Reacts To Joplin Mosque Burning http://kcur.org/post/kc-muslim-community-reacts-joplin-mosque-burning <p>Monday, August 6th, the Islamic Society of Joplin’s mosque was burned to the ground. An investigation is ongoing involving the FBI, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms and the Jasper County Sheriff’s Department. But this incident has sent shock waves throughout the Kansas City’s Muslim community. Susan Wilson spoke with Mahnaz Shabbir about the incident. She’s an advisor to the Midland Islamic Council and the Crescent Peace Society.</p> Mon, 13 Aug 2012 20:30:03 +0000 Susan B. Wilson 22746 at http://kcur.org KC Muslim Community Reacts To Joplin Mosque Burning Reuiniting Joplin With Their Lost Photos http://kcur.org/post/reuiniting-joplin-their-lost-photos <p>When the Joplin tornado struck one year ago, so much was destroyed or scattered that can never be replaced. And it became up to a few creative heroes to restore some of that order. Abi Almandinger is one of those forces.</p> Wed, 23 May 2012 18:24:07 +0000 Charlie Upchurch, Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 18108 at http://kcur.org Reuiniting Joplin With Their Lost Photos Top Of The Morning News: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 http://kcur.org/post/top-morning-news-tuesday-may-22-2012 <p>The President speaks at a Joplin graduation ceremony.&nbsp; Kansas redistricting case get more plaintiffs.&nbsp; It&rsquo;s a daily digest of headlines from KCUR.</p><p> Tue, 22 May 2012 13:27:17 +0000 Maria Carter 18090 at http://kcur.org U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan On Joplin School Recovery http://kcur.org/post/us-education-secretary-arne-duncan-joplin-school-recovery <p>Next Monday, President Barack Obama will visit Joplin, Mo, almost one year to the day after a devastating tornado ripped through the center of the city, destroying countless homes and the lives of more than 160 people.</p><p> Thu, 17 May 2012 03:41:35 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske 17809 at http://kcur.org U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan On Joplin School Recovery The Rebuild Joplin Studio Project http://kcur.org/post/rebuild-joplin-studio-project <p>On this Tuesday&#39;s <strong>Central Standard</strong>, a look at UMKC&#39;s Rebuild Joplin Studio Project. For those working on it, they quickly learned that this is more than just another class, but an opportunity to rebuild a <em>resilient</em> Joplin.</p><p> Tue, 20 Dec 2011 16:23:29 +0000 Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 9352 at http://kcur.org The Rebuild Joplin Studio Project City in Dire Need, Joplin Aid http://kcur.org/post/city-dire-need-joplin-aid <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53c250ed0e24f-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53c250ed0e24f-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53c250ed0e24f-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-971097.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, MO – More is coming out about how a thrown-together setup was able to move the injured from Joplin's tornado.The critical need for more ambulances than the city could provide was worked out early in the disaster. In the analysis that came days later, three emergency services from the Kansas City area and a Springfield hospital turned chaos into something workable. KCUR's Dan Verbeck has more of the story.</p> Tue, 31 May 2011 04:43:40 +0000 Dan Verbeck 7891 at http://kcur.org City in Dire Need, Joplin Aid President Obama Visits Joplin http://kcur.org/post/president-obama-visits-joplin <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53c250ed0b143-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53c250ed0b143-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53c250ed0b143-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-971043.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Joplin, Mo. – After touring the destruction in some of Joplin's hardest-hit areas yesterday (Sunday), President Obama addressed a packed auditorium on the Missouri State Southern University campus. KBIA's Courtney Flatt was there and has this report.</p> Mon, 30 May 2011 13:18:16 +0000 7889 at http://kcur.org Search and Rescue Continues in Joplin http://kcur.org/post/search-and-rescue-continues-joplin <p>St. Louis, Mo. – The tornado that slammed into Joplin on Sunday is now the eighth deadliest on record. The death toll reached 122 people last nigh. The National Weather Service has increased the rating of the storm's strength to an EF-5 - the highest category. Winds topped 200 miles per hour. Search and rescue crews rescued two more people from the wreckage yesterday (Tuesday), bringing the total number of rescues to nine.</p> Wed, 25 May 2011 19:09:23 +0000 7870 at http://kcur.org Volunteers Aid in Rescue Efforts in Joplin http://kcur.org/post/volunteers-aid-rescue-efforts-joplin <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53c27bb43166e-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53c27bb43166e-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53c27bb43166e-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-970217.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Joplin, Mo. – Missouri Governor Jay Nixon wants a second search of every collapsed building. But a city official says all FEMA requirements are being met, including double examinations of buildings. Relief work though has barely begun. Dan Verbeck is in Joplin and has this report.</p> Tue, 24 May 2011 14:53:41 +0000 Dan Verbeck 7863 at http://kcur.org Volunteers Aid in Rescue Efforts in Joplin Gov. Nixon Visits Joplin, Orders More Survivor Searches http://kcur.org/post/gov-nixon-visits-joplin-orders-more-survivor-searches <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53c27bb430243-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53c27bb430243-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53c27bb430243-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-970153.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>JOPLIN, Mo. – The fatality count in Joplin Missouri is up to 116, and as KCUR's Dan Verbeck reports, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is ordering a second search for survivors.</p> Mon, 23 May 2011 22:32:02 +0000 Dan Verbeck 7861 at http://kcur.org 116 Confirmed Dead in Joplin; Rescue Search Continues Amid Downpour http://kcur.org/post/116-confirmed-dead-joplin-rescue-search-continues-amid-downpour <p>JOPLIN, Mo. – Rescue crews in Joplin continue to make a block by block search for survivors of last night's deadly tornado.</p> Mon, 23 May 2011 22:01:12 +0000 Dan Verbeck 7859 at http://kcur.org Tornado Devastates Joplin http://kcur.org/post/tornado-devastates-joplin <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53c27bb428e77-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53c27bb428e77-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53c27bb428e77-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-969987.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Joplin, Mo. – [Updated: June 9, 2011: 151 people died from injuries. More than 900 people were injured in the storm.] Authorities say at least 89 have died in the massive tornado that struck Joplin. City manager Mark Rohr announced the number at a pre-dawn news conference outside the wreckage of a hospital that took a direct hit from Sunday's storm. Rohr said the twister cut a path nearly six miles long and more than a half-mile wide through the center of town.</p> Mon, 23 May 2011 17:06:56 +0000 Dan Verbeck 7851 at http://kcur.org Tornado Devastates Joplin Joplin Residents Assess Damage, Continue Searches http://kcur.org/post/joplin-residents-assess-damage-continue-searches <p>JOPLIN, Mo. – A massive tornado that tore through the southwest Missouri city of Joplin killed at least 89 people, but authorities warned that the death toll could climb Monday as search and rescuers continued their work at sunrise.</p> Mon, 23 May 2011 14:56:09 +0000 7855 at http://kcur.org Joplin Residents Assess Damage, Continue Searches