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Workers cleanup debris after a tornado hit Joplin Image by KTTS News
(AP) - An affordable housing complex for low-income seniors that was destroyed by the deadly Joplin tornado nine months ago will reopen on Tuesday.
Mercy Village was among the thousands of buildings destroyed by the May 22 tornado that killed 161 people in southwest Missouri. The 66-unit complex next to the destroyed St. John's Regional Medical Center is the first facility operated by the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development in Joplin to reopen since the tornado hit Joplin.
Organizers say they expect U.S. Senators Claire McCaskill and Roy Blunt and Congressman Billy Long to join state and local officials at the homecoming celebration.
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