One Year After the Tornado that Struck Joplin

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Joplin, Mo., May 21, 2012 -- The steel cross of St. Mary's Catholic Church, one of the many structures in Joplin, Missouri that was destroyed by a deadly tornado that struck the city on May 22, 2011. The tornado killed 161 residents of Joplin, destroyed 25% of the town and generated $2.2 billion in property damage. This steel cross is all that remains of the church, which was built in 1966 and dedicated on December 17, 1967. The cross is a powerful reminder of the strength and unity of Joplin. FEMA supports the recovery efforts of towns and communities like Joplin as they work to rebuild after a disaster. Photo by Christopher Mardorf/FEMA
Joplin, Mo., May 21, 2012 -- The steel cross of St. Mary's Catholic Church, one of the many structures in Joplin, Missouri that was destroyed by a deadly tornado that struck the city on May 22, 2011. The tornado killed 161 residents of Joplin, destroyed 25% of the town and generated $2.2 billion in property damage. This steel cross is all that remains of the church, which was built in 1966 and dedicated on December 17, 1967. The cross is a powerful reminder of the strength and unity of Joplin. FEMA supports the recovery efforts of towns and communities like Joplin as they work to rebuild after a disaster. Photo by Christopher Mardorf/FEMA - Location: Joplin, MO
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