Dozens of local, state and federal agencies have set up websites to find information on the Joplin tornado, and charities all over the world are offering ways to help the victims.
To help sort it all out, we've gathered a list of some of the most important links and telephone numbers you'll need if you've been affected by the tornado, or you just want to help.
The official list of those still unaccounted for in Joplin will be updated every day at: dps.mo.gov . If you know the whereabouts of anyone on the list, you are urged to call (417) 895-6868. If you cannot locate a loved one who is NOT on the list, call (417) 659-5464.
The City of Joplin, MO has provided phone numbers to call if you want to volunteer:
Individual volunteers who want to donate their time, call: 417.625.3543
Volunteers who want to donate items, call: 417.625.3542
Volunteer groups (churches, businesses, etc.) call: 314.623.9991
You can also visit joplinmo.org/tornadoinfo.cfm for more information from the City of Joplin.
Joplin residents who want to register themselves safe and those looking for loved ones can visit: www.redcross.org/safeandwell
If you're in Joplin (or any other area recently hit by tornadoes) and need any kind of disaster assistance, you can register with FEMA three ways:
2. By phone: 800-621-FEMA (3362); TTY, 800-462-7585
3. Smartphone: m.fema.gov
For the latest situation reports concerning all Missouri tornadoes and severe weather from the Missouri Department of Public Safety State Emergency Management Agency, visit www.sema.dps.mo.gov , hover over NEWS and click on situation reports.
To a void being scammed, you can visit bbb.org/charity to make sure you are donating to a legitimate organization.
If you want to help the victims of Joplin, visit our list of ways to help here: tinyurl.com/KSHBjoplin