Joplin as a model recovery example and one of the useful features of their efforts is the exemplary website the city has produced; see: www.joplinmo.org
I ran across it while trying to determine how Joplin is doing two years after its devastating tornado disaster event. See this Fact Sheet for basic info re Joplin the damage, impacts, and outcomes of recovery.
I wish every city engaged in disaster recovery did this. We would finally have the basis for some serious case studies, and cross case comparisons needed to build a significant recovery knowledge base.
- Editorial: Don’t decry the politics of tornadoes; it’s what makes recovery possible (stltoday.com)
- Joplin, Mo. Advice For Oklahomans: ‘Hold On To Hope’ (npr.org)
- Remembering the Joplin tornado (tylerjfrancke.com)