Six months after a tornado destroyed Joplin, progress is being made in housing reconstruction.
Wrap: Joplin city officials say that almost half of the seventy five hundred damaged homes from the May tornado are currently being repaired.
Public Information officer, Lynn Onstot, says Joplin has seen almost thirty six hundred building permits filed for repairs for new construction.
Onstot also says the town does not look like it once did, but clearly progress is being made.
|Description: "The skyline still looks bleak in places, but then again you see houses cropping up, you see whole neighborhoods coming back together. It's just a very exciting time to see the community pulling together and rebuilding."|
Just six months after the tornado, Joplin has made major progress in reconstruction.
Wrap: Joplin's Public Information Officer, Lynn Onstot, says Joplin is very pleased with their rebuilding efforts.
Onstot says thirty six hundred of the seventy five hundred destroyed homes have already filed for building permits.
Onstot credits the progress to the thousands of volunteers that came to Joplin following the May tornado.
|Description: "We have seen over 90,000 volunteers come in and either clean up debris, help the building process, help with feeding the communities. It's just amazing to me how everyone has pulled together, but that's the Midwest spirit."|
Onstot says the total cost is unknown as this point, but most permits call for repairs of over one hundred thousand dollars.
Reporting from Jefferson City, I'm Alex Goldman.