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Mo. disasters cost $36M; far less than expected

Confronted by a spate of natural disasters, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon cut funding for education and stockpiled tax revenues two years ago while committing $150 million to respond to the deadly Joplin tornado and widespread flooding.Full story

Who will be there when disaster strikes?

  Melissa Harris-Perry’s panelists recount stories from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Sandy, and the Joplin tornadoes, and what we can learn about rebuilding.

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Oklahoma tornado brings back fear in recovering Joplin, Missouri


  Lessons learned from Joplin

Two years after a tornado destroyed much of Joplin, Mo., the town has come back even stronger with changes to their infrastructures that are helping people stay safe. Now, nearly 80 percent of new homes include a safe room, and a new hospital will open in 2015 with windows able to withstand 250 mph

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