Tornado Mitigation Assessment Teams (MATs) Joplin, Missouri - Daily Reports (2011)

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In May 2011, the tornado outbreaks continued in the midwest. A massive tornado rapidly intensified and struck the town of Joplin, MO, on May 22, 2011. The 6-mile swath devastated the heart of the town. FEMA deployed a MAT to tornado-damaged areas in and around Joplin. Preliminary field investigations occurred from May 26 - 28, 2011, with a full MAT deploying to the field on June 1, 2011, for 5 days of additional field investigations. The team’s goals are: (1) investigate and assess the performance of safe rooms and shelters, and document damages observed; (2) investigate and assess residential building performance, focusing on newer construction where possible; (3) investigate and assess the performance of critical and essential facilities; (4) evaluate the performance of large commercial facilities that were directly impacted by this event; and (5) evaluate and provide field evidence to determine the tornado ratings on the EF Scale for the evaluated locations.

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