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Tornado Coverage

Redemption Inside the Walls concert honors 'Heroes of the Storm'

Published Aug. 18 2019

What was meant to be a concert to help a little girl turned into so much more following the May...

CASSIE HUCKABAY: Mom of two saw opportunity to teach children how to give back to community

Published Aug. 18 2019

Being a hero to someone doesn't take much. If you ask Cassie Huckabay, it's as easy as leaving your house.

ZACH PAUL: Meteorologist tracked storm, alerted community of danger

Published Aug. 18 2019

KRCG 13 Chief Meteorologist Zach Paul loves his job.But the night of May 22, it was a stressful one.

MELISSA LEE: Volunteer networked to match tornado victims' needs with resources

Published Aug. 18 2019

Response was swift in Jefferson City after the May 22 tornado, as volunteers and donations flooded damaged areas to help...

ANDREA, MITCH KOETTING: Couple saw tragedy as chance to unite neighborhood

Published Aug. 18 2019

Before the dust could have settled from the May 22 tornado, Andrea and Mitch Koetting were at the end of...

RILEY FAMILY: Despite its own losses, family driven by desire to take care of community

Published Aug. 18 2019

The catastrophic destruction at the car dealerships on Christy Drive became an emblem of the May 22 tornado that hit...

LAUREL DUNWOODY: Food aficionado fed a community, sense of hope

Published Aug. 18 2019

Food is Laurel Dunwoody's love language.So as her neighbors walked numbly around High Street and Capitol Avenue surveying tornado damage...

DOUG SCHRIMPF: Contractor, victim of tornado himself, worked tirelessly to help others

Published Aug. 18 2019

A storm that took no more than a few minutes to blow through Jefferson City wiped out 40 years' worth...

STEVE BARNES, AND ALAN AND JUSTIN BRAUN: Cole County firemen affected by tornado, but took care of community first

Published Aug. 18 2019

Firefighters are among the first to respond after a disaster — but what if they've experienced the disaster themselves?For four...

CALIFORNIA WOMEN'S BUSINESS COUNCIL: Six strong-willed women band together, raise funds for victims

Published Aug. 18 2019

The May 22 tornado destroyed a lot. It also created an idea for something good.Much of the story after the...

CASSIE, ANNIE PRUITT: Sisters provided vital link at distribution center between victims, donors

Published Aug. 18 2019

Cassie and Annie Pruitt have gotten an education in community service this summer.The sisters, ages 16 and 14, volunteered immediately...

LORENZO DAVIS JR: Building Community Bridges president's help spanned generations

Published Aug. 18 2019

Building Community Bridges started its mission to uplift youth in Jefferson City through a basketball program intended to teach children...

SALVATION ARMY: Volunteers, staff pull together to offer shelter, food for community

Published Aug. 18 2019

The Salvation Army's international charitable organization prides itself on "doing the most good.

THORPE GORDON ELEMENTARY: Teachers, staff marshal forces to help students, their families

Published Aug. 18 2019

The teachers of Thorpe Gordon Elementary School were nominated as "Heroes of the Storm" by the mother of a teacher...

THOMAS JEFFERSON MIDDLE SCHOOL AND LARRY LINTHACUM: JCPS quickly mobilizes staff, opens middle school as shelter for victims

Published Aug. 18 2019

Jefferson City Public Schools Superintendent Larry Linthacum and the staff of Thomas Jefferson Middle School were nominated as "Heroes of...

DERESE HERNDON: Quinn Chapel member's desire to help blessed countless residents

Published Aug. 18 2019

Just two blocks from Jackson Street, a main center of the May 22 tornado's damage, Quinn Chapel A.

Jefferson City FEMA disaster recovery center closing

Published Aug. 14 2019

The Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster recovery center in Jefferson City will close next week.

Callaway business owners still unclear on disaster assistance

Published Aug. 13 2019

Following Callaway County's approval for FEMA individual assistance last week, confusion looms for some Callaway business owners as to where...

Volunteers needed for disaster recovery committee

Published Aug. 9 2019

Emergency personnel and local nonprofits have formed a Long-Term Recovery Committee to help provide services for disaster victims in Cole...

3 East Capitol Avenue buildings to be demolished

Published Aug. 9 2019

The East Capitol Avenue buildings that housed Avenue HQ, the venue's office space and Campus Coworking Space will be demolished...