Missouri city aids tornado-ravaged Oklahoma town
ASSOCIATED PRESS May 21, 2013 2:12AM
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.