A year ago, a tornado tore through Joplin, Mo., killing 161 people and causing nearly $3 billion in damage. In the year since the tornado, residents and volunteers have worked tirelessly to clear debris and rebuild a community shaken by the violent storm. Catherine Awasthi spoke with North Central Florida Red Cross Emergency Service Programmer Casey Schmelz to see how the organized efforts to help recover are continuing.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPRedcrossQA.mp3]
Attendance will be limited to delegates for most of the event, a far smaller crowd than President Trump had insisted on. Health and safety protocols will also be in place.