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Joplin High School after EF-5 tornado Image by Nancy Simpson/KTTS News
Released from city officials:
A complete list of Tornado Recovery information can be found on the City of Joplin website.
The alphabetical list contains contact information and specifics for those affected by the tornado, where to find assistance and other vital information. This information will be updated as needed.
As of 4 p.m., Monday, May 30, the Department of Public Safety reports 146 remains are housed in the temporary morgue and 29 people remain unaccounted for.
The search and recovery phase is continuing. Phase five is underway and following that a sixth search will be conducted.
Phase one of debris removal is expected to begin later this week and is being coordinated by FEMA and the Army Corp of Engineers. All debris removal and demolition work must be done by contractors licensed by City of Joplin and done under the guidance of an approved monitor.
Residents are reminded to use debris removal guidelines and separate the debris into piles along the curbing but not to block the roadway.
Per private insurance policies, residents are asked to follow their guidelines and when possible, begin moving personal belongings to a secure location. Do not place personal belongings along curbside. This is for the debris.
The City of Joplin is coordinating volunteer efforts in conjunction with AmeriCorps and the United Way. Since Monday, 6,934 registered volunteers have contributed to search and rescue as well as debris removal operations, providing 27,833 hours of service.
FEMA is asking landlords to register rental property by calling 800-621-FEMA.
The subsidized bulky items drop-off program at Allied Waste Transfer Station is temporarily suspended. Residents in “unaffected tornado damage area” are still able to set bulky items at the curb for weekly trash service.
Trash service is delayed by one day due to Memorial Day holiday. Monday’s customers will have service on Tuesday and so on, using Saturday as Friday’s service date.
For additional updates, citizens are encouraged to visit the city's facebook page.
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