The team consists of about a dozen police and firefighters. It will conduct a needs assessment and help determine areas in which Moore needs further assistance.
Tritt’s withdrawal followed an outpouring of anger after a Joplin Globe story reported money from a disaster relief fund was being used as seed money to pay the costs of the concert.
City official says number is 139, not 142.
Joplin’s was deadliest single U.S. twister in more than six decades.