PHOTOS: 2011 Joplin tornado devastation - KCTV5

PHOTOS: 2011 Joplin tornado devastation

JOPLIN, MO (KCTV) -

The tornado that hit Joplin on May 22, 2011 destroyed about 7,000 homes in Joplin, as well as houses in Duquesne and rural areas of Jasper and Newton counties.

A total of 624 families have needed interim housing although that number constantly changes, said Pam Willis, a FEMA housing specialist for Joplin.

As of June 22, 2011, the death toll has risen to 156.

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