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Joplin, John - Age [Blank], Year: [Blank] - Miscellaneous Card Abstracts of Records - West Virginia

1940 Census Enumeration District Maps - Missouri - Newton County - Joplin - ED 73-24

1940 Census Enumeration District Maps - Missouri - Jasper County - Joplin - ED 49-3A - ED 49-26

1950 Census Enumeration District Maps - Missouri (MO) - Jasper County - Joplin - ED 49-4 to 57

Joplin, MO, May 21, 2014 -- A quote from a survivor of the 2011 Joplin tornado is on a memorial stone at the Butterfly Garden located at Cunningham Park. The memorial was dedicated on the third anniversary of the F5 Joplin tornado. (Photo by Steve Zumwalt/FEMA)

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Joplin, Mo. , June 25, 2011 - Volunteers collect debris along Duquesne Street, after an EF-5 tornado struck the cities of Joplin and Duquesne on May 22. - Photo by: Rossyveth Rey-Berríos/FEMA

Joplin, MO, May 22, 2014 -- A small memorial for two victims of the F5 tornado that hit the city three years ago on May 22, 2011. These two lived in an apartment complex located on this corner at the time. The 3 year anniversary is being observed quietly and small memorials are popping up around the path of the tornado. (Photo by Steve Zumwalt/FEMA)

Joplin, Mo., Jan. 17, 2014 -- Mayor Medlodee Colbert-Kean presents a Proclamation to Richard Serino, Deputy Administrator for FEMA, recognizing his work for the community's recovery following the deadly tornado on May 2011. Serino is in Joplin to see recovery efforts. Photo by Steve Zumwalt FEMA

Jopiln, Mo., January 17, 2014 -- Mayor Medlodee Colbert-Kean presents a Proclamation to Richard Serino, Deputy Administrator for FEMA, recognizing his work for the community's recovery following the deadly tornado on May 2011. Serino is in Joplin to see the recovery efforts. Photo by Steve Zumwalt FEMA

Joplin, Mo., July 12, 2011 -- Kim Cox, center, of the Citizens Advisory Recovery Team, speaks with community residents during a meeting about the recovery of the City of Joplin in the wake of the devastating tornado. Attendees posted comments on six information boards (housing, neighborhoods, environment and infrastructure, economic development, schools and community facilities, and sustainability and community vision). The meeting facilitated discussion about issues, assets and opportunities. FEMA photo Steve Castaner

Joplin, Mo., January 17, 2014 -- Mayor Medlodee Colbert-Kean presents a Proclamation to Richard Serino, Deputy Administrator for FEMA, recognizing his work for the community's recovery following the deadly tornado on May 2011. Serino is in Joplin to see the recovery efforts. Photo by Steve Zumwalt FEMA

[Severe Storms and Tornadoes] Seneca, Missouri, May 13, 2008 -- DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff and FEMA Administrator David Paulison talk with Betty Geary of Seneca about her experiences with the May 10 tornado. They are shown the wreckage of her home and other buildings on the widow's farm just west of highway 43 south of Joplin. Michael Raphael/FEMA

Joplin, Mo. , May 24, 2011 -- Hundreds of houses, businesses, and a regional hospital were destroyed the evening of May 22nd in Joplin, MO. FEMA, our federal partners, state and local government, and voluntary agencies are committed in trying to find appropriate housing options for residents affected by the recent tornadoes and severe weather. Jace Anderson/FEMA

Tornado - Joplin, Mo. , May 24, 2011 -- The force of a 200 mph F-5 tornado is seen here as a chair is imbedded in this truck. FEMA is in Joplin to assist in recovery efforts. Jace Anderson/FEMA

Tornado - Joplin, Mo. , May 24, 2011 -- Hospital materials of all kinds were sucked out of windows shattered by 200 mph winds during the F-5 tornado that struck the city May 22nd. FEMA is one of many agencies that is on the scene to assist the city in its rebuilding. Jace Anderson/FEMA

Tornado - Joplin, Mo. , May 24, 2011 -- A closer view of St. John's Regional Medical Center shows the force of a 200 mph storm and the damage it can cause. FEMA and all its partners are working closely with Missouri officials to assist in the recovery of the city. Jace Anderson/FEMA. Jace Anderson/FEMA

Tornado - Joplin, Mo. , May 24, 2011 -- St. John's Regional Medical Center is a total loss folowing the May 22nd EF-5 tornado that struck the city. FEMA is in the city to administer assistance to the survivors. Jace Anderson/FEMA

Tornado - Joplin, Mo. , May 24, 2011 -- A bronze state located in front of St. John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin was bent approximately 10 degrees but remains erect after sustaining 200 mph winds. FEMA is only part of the emergency management team, which includes the public,federal, state, local and tribal partners, the business community and voluntary organizations in Joplin to assist in the recovery process. Jace Anderson/FEMA

Tornado - Joplin, Mo. , May 24, 2011 -- Houses turned to timber during the May 22nd tornado that struck this SW Missouri city. Those looking for ways to assist the community can visit: www. fema. gov/howto help. Jace Anderson/FEMA

Tornado - Joplin, Mo. , May 24, 2011 -- Homes were leveled with the force of 200 mph winds as a F5 tornado struck the city the night of May 22, 2011. FEMA is coordinating the effort to help the survivors and the community. Jace Anderson/FEMA

Tornado - Joplin, Mo. , May 24, 2011 -- This substation was in the path of 200 mph winds the night of May 22, 2011. FEMA's Public Assistance works closely with communitiesw following disasters such as this. Jace Anderson/FEMA

Tornado - Joplin, Mo. , May 24, 2011 -- Barbara A. Bryant sits with the few possessions she, her family and many volunteers were able to rescue from her demolished home. Bryant spent the time as the F5 tornado passed under a basement pool table with her two dogs. The first step for individuals to be considered for temporary housing is to register with FEMA. Jae Anderson/FEMA

Tornado - Joplin, Mo. , May 24, 2011 -- Irving Elementary School in the city was destroyed by a F-5 tornado on the evening of May 22nd. FEMA is now providing assistance to the two counties (Jasper and Newton) that serve Joplin. Jace Anderson/FEMA

Tornado - Joplin, Mo. , May 25, 2011 -- Administrator Craig Fugate (second from the left) and Rev. David Myers (left), director of the DHS Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, meet with Dr. Kevin Ezell (second from right), president, Southern Baptist Convention's North American Mission Board, and an unidentified member of the Southern Baptist response team, in Joplin, Mo. The group is meeting inside a Mobile Emergency Response Support vehicle, equipped with phone and video communications systems.

Tornado - Joplin, Mo. , May 25, 2011 -- An Applicant Services Specialist assists one of the survivors of the Joplin tornado with the FEMA registration process. Disaster Recovery Centers, like this one in a local Methodist church, are set up for survivors to register for assistance and get questions answered about the recovery process. Registering with FEMA starts the process for survivors to receive aid. Jace Anderson/FEMA

Tornado - Joplin, Mo. , May 26, 2011 -- U. S. Department of Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Jane Holl Lute (left) tours tornado damage with Kathy Sullivan, Assistant Secretary of the Department oF commerce/National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration, in a neighborhood near St. John's Regional Medical Center.

Tornado - Joplin, Mo. , May 26, 2011 -- U. S. Department of Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Jane Holl Lute and Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate listen to first responders describe events surrounding Sunday evening's tornado in Joplin.

Tornado - Joplin, Mo. , May 26, 2011 -- Administrator Craig Fugate surveys a damaged fire station with a Joplin firefighter. FEMA is continuing to support disaster survivors and the community affected by the deadly tornado of May 22.

Tornado - Joplin, Mo. , May 29, 2011 -- A Mobile Emergency Response Support vehicle in Joplin, Mo. Each MERS vehicle is equipped with telephone and computer capabilities, providing a mobile workspace for FEMA personnel.

Tornado - Joplin, Mo. , May 29, 2011 -- FEMA personnel work inside a Mobile Emergency Response Support vehicle, equipped with video and telephone communications equipment. FEMA is supporting the ongoing recovery efforts in Joplin, Mo. , providing assistance to disaster survivors and the affected community.

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Joplin, Mo. , June 1, 2011 -- Searching for friends, relatives and loved ones continues after a tornado struck Joplin Missouri on May 22, 2011. FEMA has established the National Emergency Family Registry and Locator System (NEFRLS), which helps reunite families who are separated during a disaster. Steve Zumwalt/FEMA

Tornado - Joplin, Mo. , June 4, 2011 -- Volunteers and debris fill the streets of Joplin after a EF-5 tornado touched down on May 22, 2011. FEMA partners with federal, state and local governments, local businesses, volunteer and faith-based organizations to aid communities affected by disasters. Steve Zumwalt FEMA

Tornado - Joplin, Mo. , June 4, 2011 -- Michael Padilla is one of 11,000 registered volunteers helping out in Joplin. Volunteers can register at Joplin's Volunteer Reception Center on the Missouri Southern State University campus. Steve Zumwalt/FEMA

Tornado - Joplin, Mo. , June 4, 2011 -- The EF-5 tornado on May 22, 2011 tore a path through Joplin seven miles long and half a mile wide. FEMA is in the city to provide assistance to the disaster survivors. Steve Zumwalt/FEMA

Tornado - Joplin, Mo. , June 6, 2011 -- Libby Turner, Federal Coordinating Officer for the Missouri disaster, answers a question from a Joplin resident. Town Hall meetings are an excellent place for disaster survivors to get information and have questions answered from agencies, like FEMA, who are coordinating recovery efforts. Steve Zumwalt FEMA

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Joplin, Mo. , June 7, 2011 -- Brightly colored material is visible through the broken windows and twisted metal of JoAnn Fabrics. The business is one of many In Joplin's business district destroyed by an EF5 tornado on May 22, 2011. FEMA is in the city to support recovery for disaster survivors. Suzanne Everson/FEMA

Tornado - Joplin, Mo. , June 7, 2011 -- Crews work to remove debris around Joplin, caused by the May 22 tornado. FEMA has commissioned the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers to oversee private contractors during the controlled debris removal. Steve Zumwalt FEMA

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Joplin, Mo. , June 7, 2011 -- The second story of a home lies in the road after an EF5 tornado separated it from its base. FEMA is in Joplin to provide support for disaster survivors. Suzanne Everson/FEMA

Tornado - Joplin, Mo. , June 22, 2011 -- The exact time an EF-5 tornado struck Irving Elementary School in Joplin, MO is frozen on a clock in one of the classrooms. Students will start the new school year in temporary school locations which FEMA will reimburse costs associated with retrofitting of those spaces. Steve Zumwalt FEMA

Tornado - Joplin, Mo. , June 22, 2011 -- Debbie Fort, Principal of Irving Elementary, looks through the debris left by an EF-5 tornado which destroyed the school, built in 1927. FEMA will reimburse costs associated with retrofitting space for temporary school locations for the start of the new school season. Steve Zumwalt FEMA

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Joplin, Mo. , June 23, 2011 - A resident of 26th Street assists with debris cleanup in Joplin, after an EF-5 tornado struck the city on May 22. - Photo by: Rossyveth Rey-Berríos/FEMA

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Joplin, Mo. , June 23, 2011 -- A wall of a house destroyed by an EF5 tornado rests on a pile of debris, awaiting expedited debris removal. FEMA is in the city to help disaster survivors. Suzanne Everson/FEMA.

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Joplin, Mo. , June 23, 2011 -- Forest Park Baptist Church volunteers assist with debris cleanup in Joplin, after an EF-5 tornado struck the city on May 22. - Photo by: Rossyveth Rey-Berríos/FEMA

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Joplin, Mo. , June 23, 2011 -- Contractors remove debris along 24th Street in Joplin. An EF-5 tornado struck May 22, cutting a path more than six miles long and up to three-quarters of a mile wide through the city of 50,000 residents. - Photo by Rossyveth Rey-Berríos/FEMA

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Joplin, Mo. , June 23, 2011 -- Piles of residential debris sit in the right of way awaiting collection during Expedited Debris Removal. The city was struck by an EF5 tornado on May 22, 2011. FEMA is in Joplin to provide assistance to disaster survivors. Suzanne Everson/FEMA

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Joplin, Mo. , June 23, 2011 -- A house destroyed by an EF5 tornado on May 22, 2011 proclaims the survivor's appreciation for volunteers' assistance. FEMA is in the city to provide assistance to the community. Suzanne Everson/FEMA

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Duquesne, Mo. , June 23, 2011 - An EF-5 tornado knocked down trees at the Duquesne Elementary School playground after first striking Joplin on May 22. - Photo by: Rossyveth Rey-Berríos/FEMA

Severe Storm - Joplin, Mo. , June 23, 2011 - Volunteers assist with debris cleanup in Joplin, after an EF-5 tornado struck the city on May 22. - Photo by: Rossyveth Rey-Berríos/FEMA

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Joplin, Mo. , June 23, 2011 -- Forest Park Baptist Church volunteers at the Willard Avenue ( Joplin, MO ) cleaning and removing debris from the Willard Avenue, Joplin, MO - Photo by: Rossyveth Rey-Berríos/FEMA

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Joplin, Mo. , June 25, 2011 -- Volunteers collect debris along 15th Avenue in Joplin, after an EF-5 tornado struck the city on May 22. - Photo by Rossyveth Rey-Berríos/FEMA

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Joplin, Mo. , June 25, 2011 - An industrial area on Kenser Road was damaged by the May 22 tornado. - Photo by Rossyveth Rey-Berríos/FEMA

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Joplin, Mo. , June 25, 2011 -- Business are rebuilding after an EF-5 tornado hit the business district in the city. FEMA coordinates with constractors to help businesses to recover. Rossyveth Rey-Berríos/FEMA

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Joplin, Mo. , June 25, 2011 - Workers remove debris from the Pepsi Bottling Group facility in Joplin City. An EF-5 tornado destroyed thousands of businesses on May 22. - Photo by Rossyveth Rey-Berríos/FEMA

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Joplin, Mo. , June 25, 2011 -- Volunteers collect debris along 15th Avenue in Joplin, after an EF-5 tornado struck the city on May 22. - Photo by Rossyveth Rey-Berríos/FEMA

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Joplin, Mo. , June 25, 2011 - Workers remove debris from the Pepsi Bottling Group facility in Joplin City. An EF-5 tornado destroyed thousands of businesses on May 22. - Photo by Rossyveth Rey-Berríos/FEMA

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Joplin, Mo. , June 25, 2011 -- Volunteers collect debris along 15th Avenue in Joplin, after an EF-5 tornado struck the city on May 22. - Photo by Rossyveth Rey-Berríos/FEMA

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Joplin, Mo. , June 25, 2011 - Workers begin the process of rebuilding a Wal-Mart store that was destroyed by an EF-5 tornado on May 22. - Photo by Rossyveth Rey-Berríos/FEMA

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Joplin, Mo. , June 25, 2011 - A crew restores electrical service on Duquesne Street, after an EF-5 tornado struck Joplin on May 22. - Photo by Rossyveth Rey-Berríos/FEMA

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Joplin, Mo. , June 25, 2011 - An industrial area on Kenser Road was damaged by the May 22 tornado. - Photo by Rossyveth Rey-Berríos/FEMA

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Joplin, Mo. , June 25, 2011 - A worker removes debris on Katherine Street, after an EF-5 tornado struck Joplin on May 22. - Photo by: Rossyveth Rey-Berríos/FEMA

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Joplin, Mo. , June 28, 2011 - Volunteers with Virginia-based Operation Blessing International assist Joplin tornado survivors on Sergeant Street. - Photo by: Rossyveth Rey-Berríos/FEMA

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Joplin, Mo. , June 28, 2011 - After an EF-5 tornado devastated Joplin, some residents displayed signs expressing thanks for response and recovery efforts. - Photo by: Rossyveth Rey-Berríos/FEMA

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Joplin, Mo. , June 28, 2011 - Volunteers with Virginia-based Operation Blessing International assisting Joplin tornado survivors on Sergeant Street, Joplin, MO. - Photo by Rossyveth Rey-Berríos/FEMA

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Joplin, Mo. , July 5, 2011 -- FEMA community relations personnel talk about building safety with a customer at a Home Depot store. Photo by Rossyveth Rey-Berríos/FEMA

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Joplin, Mo. , July 5, 2011 -- Joplin City Manager R. Mark Rohr (center), during a press conference on July 5, 2011 spoke about housing program for tornado victims. From left to right: Crystal Payton (External Affairs Lead Officer at Joplin Division), Pamela Willis (Individual Assistance Branch Director at Joplin Division), Mark Rohr (Joplin City Manager), Mike Karl (Joplin Division Supervisor for FEMA). Photo by Rossyveth Rey-Berríos/FEMA

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Joplin, Mo. , July 7, 2011 - A citizen shows their appreciation in recovery efforts after EF-5 tornado struck the city on May 22, 2011. Over 10,000 people have applied for disaster assistance. - Photo by Rossyveth Rey-Berríos/FEMA

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Joplin, Mo. , July 8, 2011 -- Small Business Administration personnel meet with business owners about assistance options during the Business Expo at Joplin, Missouri. Photo by Rossyveth Rey-Berríos/FEMA

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Joplin, Mo. , July 8, 2011 -- During the Business Expo Federal Emergency Management Agency personnel from Mitigation Section, Community Relations and Private Sector shared information about the aid programs possibilities and book materials to helps owners to rebuild their businesses.

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Joplin, Mo. , July 8, 2011 -- FEMA Community Relations Representatives and Private Sector Specialist explains some of FEMA Business Aids Programs. Joplin Area Business Recovery Expo's goal was to provide resources for business recovery all in one location. Rossyveth Rey-Berrios/FEMA

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Joplin, Mo. , July 8, 2011 -- FEMA Community Relations staff give information to business owners during the Business Expo. Photo by Rossyveth Rey-Berrios/FEMA

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Joplin, Mo. , July 8, 2011 -- Small Business Administration personnel provide information to business owners about disaster assistance programs, after a tornado damaged much of the town. - Photo by: Rossyveth Rey-Berríos/FEMA

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Joplin, Mo. , July 8, 2011 -- Suzzane Everson of Private Sector explains some of FEMA Business Aids Programs. Joplin Area Business Recovery Expo's goal was to provide resources for business recovery all in one location. - Photo by: Rossyveth Rey-Berríos/FEMA

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Joplin, Mo. , July 8, 2011 -- Small Business Administration personnel give information to business owners about disaster assistance programs. Photo by Rossyveth Rey-Berríos

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Joplin, Mo. , July 16, 2011 -- Workers build a new Wal-Mart Comercial Center store in Joplin. An EF-5 tornado destroyed the store and thousands of other businesses on May 22. - Photo by: Rossyveth Rey-Berríos/FEMA

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Joplin, Mo. , July 19, 2011 - Workers build a new Wal-Mart store in Joplin. An EF-5 tornado destroyed the store and thousands of other businesses on May 22. - Photo by: Rossyveth Rey-Berríos/FEMA

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Joplin, Mo. , July 23, 2011 -- Work has started at one of the mobile home parks being set up by FEMA for some families left homeless by the May 22 tornado. Steve Zumwalt/FEMA

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Joplin, Mo. , July 23, 2011 -- Susan Stonner, with FEMA External Affairs, talks with a TV reporter about work being done at one of the mobile home parks set up by FEMA for some families left homeless after the May 22 tornado. Steve Zumwalt FEMA

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Joplin, Mo. , July 25, 2011 -- FEMA has mission assigned the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers to build temporary mobile home parks near Joplin Regional Airport, including the installation of utilities, for Joplin-area residents who were displaced because of the May 22 tornado. Temporary housing units are supplied by FEMA for up to 18 months as tornado survivors look for permanent housing. - Photo by: Rossyveth Rey-Berríos/FEMA

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Joplin, Mo. , July 25, 2011 -- FEMA has mission assigned the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers to build temporary mobile home parks near Joplin Regional Airport, including the installation of utilities, for Joplin-area residents who were displaced because of the May 22 tornado. Temporary housing units are supplied by FEMA for up to 18 months as tornado survivors look for permanent housing. - Photo by: Rossyveth Rey-Berríos/FEMA

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Joplin, Mo. , July 25, 2011 -- FEMA is coordinating power electric, water utilities and many facilities instalations at the Officer Jeff Taylor site next to Joplin Airport, Missouri. This is the bigger housing site which includes 194 temporary homes. The temporary houses are 840 square feet, have three bedrooms, living room, dining room and kitchen. The temporary housing units are supplied by FEMA for Joplin tornado survivors up to 18 months as they look for permanent housing. --- Photo by: Rossyveth Rey-Berríos/FEMA

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Joplin, Mo. , July 25, 2011 -- Contractors began to transported 194 temporary houses at the Officer Jeff Taylor site next to Joplin Regional Airport, Missouri. Asphalt roadways and all utilities related to the infrastructure of the community, including a sewer system and waterline installation will be only few of the many facilities for this new community. - Photo by: Rossyveth Rey-Berríos/FEMA

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Joplin, Mo. , July 25, 2011 -- East Middle School will be relocating at the Cross Roads Industrial Park. The new building facilites includes 2 science laboratories, 1 band room, 1 choir room, 1 orchestra room, 1 gym, 1 kitchen and the classrooms enough for 650 students. Shelters rooms also will be build for students and faculty safety. - Photo by: Rossyveth Rey-Berríos/FEMA

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Joplin, Mo. , July 25, 2011 -- Wal-Mart begun to recover from the EF-5 Tornado's impact ( on May 22, 2011 ). Money Orders, Pharmacy and Vision departments are available for customers. Photo by: Rossyveth Rey-Berríos/FEMA

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Joplin, Mo. , July 25, 2011 -- FEMA is coordinating power electric, water utilities and many facilities instalations at the Officer Jeff Taylor site next to Joplin Airport, Missouri. This is the bigger housing site which includes 194 temporary homes. The temporary houses are 840 square feet, have three bedrooms, living room, dining room and kitchen. The temporary housing units are supplied by FEMA for Joplin tornado survivors up to 18 months as they look for permanent housing. . --- Photo by: Rossyveth Rey-Berríos/FEMA

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Joplin, Mo. , July 27, 2011 -- Builders start to rebuild a business two months after an EF-5 tornado destroyed 8000 homes and businesses. FEMA there to help with recovery efforts. Steve Zumwalt/FEMA

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Joplin, Mo. , July 28, 2011 -- The people impacted by the Tornado on May 22, 2011 began searching for trusted resources and dependable information. As an official source of information, RebuildJoplin. org was soon endorsed by the City of Joplin, Joplin Schools, Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce, United Way of Southwest Missouri & Southeast Kansas and multiple partner organizations. - Photo by: Rossyveth Rey-Berríos/FEMA

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Joplin, Mo. , July 28, 2011 -- Contractors began to transported 194 temporary houses at the Officer Jeff Taylor site next to Joplin Regional Airport, Missouri. Asphalt roadways and all utilities related to the infrastructure of the community, including a sewer system and waterline installation will be only few of the many facilities for this new community. - Photo by: Rossyveth Rey-Berríos/FEMA

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Joplin, Mo. , July 28, 2011 -- FEMA urges the citizens to call 1-800-621-FEMA for information on assistance programs for survivors of the tornado that struck the city of Joplin on May 22, 2011. The messages are translated into several languages; the sign above is in Spanish. - Photo by Rossyveth Rey-Berríos/FEMA

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Joplin, Mo. , July 28, 2011 -- FEMA urges survivors to call 1-800-621-FEMA for information on assistance programs for survivors of the tornado that struck the city of Joplin on May 22, 2011. The messages are also translated into several languages in order to alert other speaking languages communities who live in Joplin, Missouri. - Photo by: Rossyveth Rey-Berríos/FEMA

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Joplin, Mo. , July 28, 2011 - Contractors begin to prepare a second temporary housing site near the Joplin Regional Airport. The "Hope Haven" community is expected to receive up to 152 temporary housing units by the end of August 2011. The project includes development of temporary gravel pads for housing foundations, emergency storm shelters, bus stops, mailbox units and other facilities. Photo by Rossyveth Rey-Berríos/FEMA

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Joplin, Mo. , July 28, 2011 -- Contractors began to transported 194 temporary houses at the Officer Jeff Taylor site next to Joplin Regional Airport, Missouri. Asphalt roadways and all utilities related to the infrastructure of the community, including a sewer system and waterline installation will be only few of the many facilities for this new community. - Photo by: Rossyveth Rey-Berríos/FEMA

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Joplin, Mo. , July 28, 2011 - Contractors begin to prepare a second temporary housing site near the Joplin Regional Airport. The "Hope Haven" community is expected to receive up to 152 temporary housing units by the end of August 2011. The project includes temporary gravel pads for housing foundations, emergency storm shelters, bus stops, mailbox units and other facilities. - Photo by: Rossyveth Rey-Berríos/FEMA

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Joplin, Mo. , July 28, 2011 -- Contractors began to prepare a second temporary homes location site next to the Joplin Regional Airport, Missouri. "Hope Haven" site will be receiving 152 temporary houses by the end of August 2011. The community will include gravel pads for housing foundations, emergency storm shelters, bus stops, mailbox units and many others facilities. - Photo by: Rossyveth Rey-Berríos/FEMA

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Joplin, Mo. , July 29, 2011 -- A worker waters down a pile of rubble to settle dust created during debris removal. An EF5 tornado raced through destroying a third of the city. FEMA is here to help with the recovery efforts. Steve Zumwalt / FEMA

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Joplin, Mo. , July 29, 2011 -- The city officials have given the green light for rebuilding through out the tornado-damaged areas now that most of the debris has been removed. Steve Zumwalt FEMA

Severe Storm ^ Tornado - Joplin, Mo. , July 29, 2011 -- Contractors finished the water utilities and power electric access for the Roger Hines site. This site will be receiving 20 temporary houses by the July 31, 2011. The community will include gravel pads for housing foundations, emergency storm shelters, bus shelters, mailbox units and many others facilities. The temporary houses are 840 square feet, have three bedrooms, living room, dining room and kitchen. - Photo by: Rossyveth Rey-Berríos/FEMA

Tornado - Joplin, Mo. , August 1, 2011 -- The EF-5 tornado on May 22, 2011 tore a path through Joplin seven miles long and half a mile wide. FEMA is working to provide assistance to disaster survivors. Elissa Jun/FEMA

Tornado - Joplin, Mo. , August 1, 2011 -- The EF-5 tornado on May 22, 2011 tore a path through Joplin seven miles long and half a mile wide. FEMA is in the city to provide assistance to the disaster survivors. Elissa Jun/FEMA

Tornado - Joplin, Mo. , August 1, 2011 -- Cleanup continues after the EF-5 tornado on May 22, 2011 tore a path through Joplin seven miles long and half a mile wide. FEMA is in the city to provide assistance to the disaster survivors. Elissa Jun/FEMA

Tornado - Joplin, Mo. , August 1, 2011 -- The EF-5 tornado on May 22, 2011 tore a path through Joplin seven miles long and half a mile wide. FEMA is providing assistance to those who were affected by the tornado. Photo by Elissa Jun/FEMA