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The morning after the May 22nd Joplin tornado Image by Austin Robertson/KTTS News
Almost five weeks after a horrific EF-5 tornado slammed into Joplin, claiming 158 lives, the American Red Cross says it has closed its disaster relief shelter. A spokeswoman says while a large number of people stayed at the shelter in the days following the May 22nd twister, the numbers have dropped off as people found other places to live. Now, the last people staying in the shelter have moved on.
The Red Cross is going to remain in Joplin helping people, and has opened a resource center located at 1110 East 7th Street, Suite 13. People affected by the tornado can still get disaster recovery help there, including health services and mental health assistance. Recovery case management can also be found at the resource center, which is open 9am to 5pm Mondays through Fridays, and from 9am to 3pm on Saturdays. The center is closed on Sundays.
You can call 866-206-0256 for more information.
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