Thursday, May 26, 2011

Nixon meets with Joplin faith leaders

JOPLIN, MO - Governor Jay Nixon met with faith leader in Joplin on Wednesday as they struggle to support victims of the devastating EF-5 tornado that left the southwest Missouri town in rubble.

The governor says that is he confident that Joplin will rebuild … but he is not sure if stronger building codes will do much good to prevent another disaster like this one.

"I don’t know that man can build something strong enough to handle the damage of the strength of what came through here. I know that we can tie things down," Nixon said. "I know that we can use a little different material. But when you have an EF-5 tornado moving as slow as this one does, I mean, this is as strong a force as has ever touched this state, that’s for sure."

The death toll from Sunday’s tornado now stands at 125.

Jacob McCleland, KRCU


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