Tornado Shelters in Joplin, MO
Mon-Sat: 6:00am – 9:00pm
Sun: 8:00am – 7:00pm
About Joplin, Missouri
Joplin, Missouri, is located in southern Jasper County and northern Newton County, is the main hub of Joplin-Miami, Oklahoma Metropolitan area, and has a total estimated population of 51,350 people. The city has experienced 183 tornadoes since 1950. Joplin is at very high risk for tornado activity, with an average of 3 tornadoes per year, typically resulting in 4 fatalities. On May 22, 2011, an EF5 tornado touched down near the western edge of the city among large, newer homes, and tracked eastward across the city and across Interstate 44 into rural portions of Newton and Lawrence counties. Its track was reported to have been about 0.75 miles in width and 22.1 miles long. About 8,410 houses, 18,025 cars, and 455 businesses were flattened or blown away in Joplin, particularly in the section between 13th and 32nd streets across the southern part of the city. The tornado narrowly missed the downtown area. A total of 161 people died from tornado-related injuries as of the end of July 2011.
Joplin is home to thirteen public elementary schools in the Joplin R-VIII School District: Cecil Floyd, Columbia, Duenweg, Duqeusne, Eastmorland, Emerson, Irving, Jefferson, Kelsey Norman, McKinley, Royal Heights, Stapleton, and West Central. It has three public middle schools, East, North, and South and one high school, Joplin High School. A diverse and brisk economy supports the needs of industry in the rapidly growing region. Unemployment is extremely low. Training programs are abundant, so opportunities for career advancement are numerous.
Tornado Shelters in Joplin, MO available at The Home Depot
3110 E 20th Street
Joplin, MO 64801