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
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:
www.disasterassistance.gov 2. By phone: 800-621-FEMA (3362); TTY, 800-462-7585
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.
void being scammed, you can visit
bbb.org/charity to make sure you are donating to a legitimate organization.