Man and his two grown sons killed in their mobile home.
The traditional tornado alley stretches from north Texas to the Dakotas.
“You are from Joplin. And you are from America,” Obama said. “You will not be defined by the difficulties you face, but how you respond.
The community — battered but not broken — more than ever needed its daily newspaper.
The sudden storm that took the life of one person and injured dozens of others in downtown St. Louis Saturday will be felt by some people forever.
FEMA will look at the magnitude and scope of damage, uninsured losses and a community’s ability to recover from damage.
At least 16 tornados were reported from Nebraska and Kansas across southern Missouri to Illinois and Kentucky.
About 2,100 customers in Southern Illinois are still without power.
Four local response teams have been dispatched
Gov. Jay Nixon has declared a state of emergency as a line of possible tornadoes moved across the Midwest Wednesday morning.