Collection: Missouri Storms, Tornadoes & Floods

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Videos about the Missouri Severe Storms, Tornadoes, And Flooding, declared a major disaster on May 9, 2011. This collection includes videos from Joplin, Mo.
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September 20, 2013
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  • U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano toured Joplin, Missouri and pledged to help residents rebuild the tornado-ravaged city.

    US Secretary of Homeland Security Visits Joplin, Mo.

    Video by Steve Zumwalt
    U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano toured Joplin, Missouri and pledged to help residents rebuild the tornado-ravaged city.
  • On a very scary night in late April of 2011 the Greater St Louis area was hit by a F-4 tornado. Bridgeton, Mo. has started the recovery by partially filling a park near the city center with close to ten acres of debris.

    Debris clean up in Bridgeton, Mo.

    Video by Leo 'Jace' Anderson
    On a very scary night in late April of 2011 the Greater St Louis area was hit by a F-4 tornado. Bridgeton, Mo. has started the recovery by partially filling a park near the city center with close to ten acres of debris.
  • Administrator Fugate explains how you can help the survivors of the devastating tornado that struck Joplin, MO.

    Joplin Tornado: How You Can Help

    Video by Aaron Skolnik
    Administrator Fugate explains how you can help the survivors of the devastating tornado that struck Joplin, MO.
  • Joplin, Mo. started the recovery process this week as Governor Nixon organized a town meeting that filled an auditorium on the campus of Missouri Southern State University.  Over a thousand citizens showed up and were showered with federal, state and local services to aid in their recovery.

    Joplin starts recovery

    Video by Leo 'Jace' Anderson
    Joplin, Mo. started the recovery process this week as Governor Nixon organized a town meeting that filled an auditorium on the campus of Missouri Southern State University. Over a thousand citizens showed up and were showered with federal, state and local services to aid in their recovery.
  • St Louis Rams footbal players Sam Bradford and Adam Goldberg promote 1-800-621-FEMA and www.disasterassistance.gov to help the survivors of the Joplin May 22 tornado.

    Rams Players On Registering For Assistance

    Video by Leo 'Jace' Anderson
    St Louis Rams footbal players Sam Bradford and Adam Goldberg promote 1-800-621-FEMA and www.disasterassistance.gov to help the survivors of the Joplin May 22 tornado.
  • Joplin, Mo. stopped for a moment of silence to remember those who lost their lives on May 22nd as the result of high winds and an F5 tornado.  FEMA is currently offering disaster assistance to disaster survivors and the affected communities.

    Joplin Moment of Silence

    Video by Leo 'Jace' Anderson
    Joplin, Mo. stopped for a moment of silence to remember those who lost their lives on May 22nd as the result of high winds and an F5 tornado. FEMA is currently offering disaster assistance to disaster survivors and the affected communities.
  • As 200 mph winds swept her home away Barbara Bryan huddled in the basement with her two dogs.

    Joplin Tornado Survivor

    Video by Leo 'Jace' Anderson
    As 200 mph winds swept her home away Barbara Bryan huddled in the basement with her two dogs.
  • Yvonne Whitley, FEMA community relations specialist, talks about her role of distributing information to businesses, churches and individuals around the tornado damaged areas of Joplin, Mo.

    Community Relations Outreach in Joplin

    Video by Steve Zumwalt
    Yvonne Whitley, FEMA community relations specialist, talks about her role of distributing information to businesses, churches and individuals around the tornado damaged areas of Joplin, Mo.
  • The Volunteer Reception Center located on the campus of Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, Mo. is being run by Americorps St. Louis and over one hundred volunteers. Over 11,000 volunteers to date have been received and deployed from the center. FEMA works with many voluntary groups following a disaster.

    AmeriCorps Manages Volunteer Reception Center

    Video by Leo 'Jace' Anderson
    The Volunteer Reception Center located on the campus of Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, Mo. is being run by Americorps St. Louis and over one hundred volunteers. Over 11,000 volunteers to date have been received and deployed from the center. FEMA works with many voluntary groups following a disaster.
  • The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals have received about 800 animals at a temporary shelter with  with the Joplin Humane Society. Their goal is to reunite animals and owners separated by the tonado.

    Animal Rescue Efforts

    Video by Steve Zumwalt
    The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals have received about 800 animals at a temporary shelter with with the Joplin Humane Society. Their goal is to reunite animals and owners separated by the tonado.
  • St John's Regional Medical Center is back at work again thanks to a mobile hospital facility. The temporary facility was built in two days across the street from the damaged hospital.

    St John's Medical Center Recovery

    Video by Steve Zumwalt
    St John's Regional Medical Center is back at work again thanks to a mobile hospital facility. The temporary facility was built in two days across the street from the damaged hospital.
  • On May 2, 2011 the Birds Point-New Madrid Levee was blown up by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to divert rising Mississippi River floodwaters away from Cairo, Illinois. Flooding wiped out about half of Mississippi County's farm acreage - a severe blow for area farmers who are among Missouri's leading wheat and soybean producers.

    Mississippi County, Mo. Flooding

    Video by Steve Zumwalt
    On May 2, 2011 the Birds Point-New Madrid Levee was blown up by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to divert rising Mississippi River floodwaters away from Cairo, Illinois. Flooding wiped out about half of Mississippi County's farm acreage - a severe blow for area farmers who are among Missouri's leading wheat and soybean producers.
  • Two Morehouse residents speak of their experiences the evening the floodwaters covered the town on May 3, 2011. A total of 280 homes, two-thirds of the town's residences, sustained water damage.  FEMA is providing assistance to individuals and business owners, as well as local governments, affected by the flooding.

    Morehouse, Mo. Cleanup

    Video by Steve Zumwalt
    Two Morehouse residents speak of their experiences the evening the floodwaters covered the town on May 3, 2011. A total of 280 homes, two-thirds of the town's residences, sustained water damage. FEMA is providing assistance to individuals and business owners, as well as local governments, affected by the flooding.
  • One of the many voluntary agencies helping out after the Missouri flooding, Hope International, is helping Morehouse disaster survivors get back on their feet.  Voluntary agencies are an important part of the emergency management team that respond after a disaster.

    Voluntary Agencies Helps after Flooding

    Video by Steve Zumwalt
    One of the many voluntary agencies helping out after the Missouri flooding, Hope International, is helping Morehouse disaster survivors get back on their feet. Voluntary agencies are an important part of the emergency management team that respond after a disaster.
  • An EF-5 tornado cut through the city of Joplin, MO on May 22, 2011 and destroyed or severely damaged more than 400 businesses and affected almost 5,000 workers. Local businesses are continuing to rise from the debris and resurrect their businesses.

    Business Recovery Begins in Joplin, MO

    Video by Steve Zumwalt
    An EF-5 tornado cut through the city of Joplin, MO on May 22, 2011 and destroyed or severely damaged more than 400 businesses and affected almost 5,000 workers. Local businesses are continuing to rise from the debris and resurrect their businesses.
  • Morehouse, Missouri was inundated by flooding in late April of 2011. Almost every home was touched by the disaster in one way or another.  AmeriCorps Hoopa Tribal Civilian Community Corps has spent many hours in the community hauling trash, scrapping floors and cleaning homes. The city of Morehouse has honored them for their service at a community picnic.

    Tribal Volunteers Recognized in Missouri

    Video by Leo 'Jace' Anderson
    Morehouse, Missouri was inundated by flooding in late April of 2011. Almost every home was touched by the disaster in one way or another. AmeriCorps Hoopa Tribal Civilian Community Corps has spent many hours in the community hauling trash, scrapping floors and cleaning homes. The city of Morehouse has honored them for their service at a community picnic.
  • On May 3, 2011 a 15 foot wall of water headed toward the village of Pinhook, Mo.  The levee at Birds Point was blown by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to save the town of Cairo, Ill. from possible flooding causing the cascade of water. The residents are a close knit community and are thinking about long term recovery needs. FEMA Individual Assistance is working closely with state and local officials to assist the commumnity in their recovery.  Jace Anderson/FEMA

    Pinhook, Mo. Survivors Ready For Recovery

    Video by Leo 'Jace' Anderson
    On May 3, 2011 a 15 foot wall of water headed toward the village of Pinhook, Mo. The levee at Birds Point was blown by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to save the town of Cairo, Ill. from possible flooding causing the cascade of water. The residents are a close knit community and are thinking about long term recovery needs. FEMA Individual Assistance is working closely with state and local officials to assist the commumnity in their recovery. Jace Anderson/FEMA
  • The first of hundreds of temporary Housing Unit are arriving at Joplin, Mo. The temporary housing units are supplied by FEMA for Joplin tornado survivors up to 18 months as they look for permanent housing.  ** The statistics in this video are valid as of 6/15/2011. **

    Temporary Housing Units for Joplin, Mo.

    Video by Steve Zumwalt
    The first of hundreds of temporary Housing Unit are arriving at Joplin, Mo. The temporary housing units are supplied by FEMA for Joplin tornado survivors up to 18 months as they look for permanent housing. ** The statistics in this video are valid as of 6/15/2011. **
  • The E-5 tornado that ripped through Joplin has left 4,200 children with nowhere to go to school this fall.  With the start of the school year set for August 17, city, state and federal officials are working closely together to make the school bell ring.

    Joplin Schools Rebuilding

    Video by Steve Zumwalt
    The E-5 tornado that ripped through Joplin has left 4,200 children with nowhere to go to school this fall. With the start of the school year set for August 17, city, state and federal officials are working closely together to make the school bell ring.
  • Mountains of debris must first be cleared safely and systematically before Joplin can rebuild.   It requires a daily battle plan, sustained communication and cooperation.

    Joplin Debris Removal Continues

    Video by Steve Zumwalt
    Mountains of debris must first be cleared safely and systematically before Joplin can rebuild. It requires a daily battle plan, sustained communication and cooperation.

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