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Missouri city aids tornado-ravaged Oklahoma town

Updated: May 21, 2013 2:29AM



MOORE, Okla. — Officials in Joplin, Mo., have brought together a team of public safety employees to send to tornado-stricken Moore.

Two years ago, Joplin was devastated by a tornado that killed 158 people and injured hundreds more. On Monday, Joplin organized a team of about a dozen police and firefighters to assist in Moore.

Joplin City Manager Mark Rohr said his community remembers the assistance it received in 2011 and feels an obligation to lend a hand in Moore.

The team from Joplin will conduct a needs assessment and help determine areas in which Moore needs further assistance.

Joplin also will work to provide other assistance, Rohr said.



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