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This May 24, 2011 aerial file photograph shows a neighborhood destroyed by the powerful tornado that hit Joplin, Mo.

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Federal agency releases Joplin tornado study

A federal study of the 2011 Joplin tornado suggests that stronger building codes, more storm shelters and improved emergency communication systems could have significantly reduced the death toll and the costs of rebuilding from country’s deadliest single modern tornado.

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Joplin victims offered existing homes

JOPLIN (AP) — Some of the people left homeless by the Joplin tornado could be placed in rental homes nearly an hour’s drive away, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency said Monday it will consider bringing in trailers, as it did for New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, if enough homes are not available.

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