Mo. House Panel to Hold Hearing in Joplin
JOPLIN (AP) - A Missouri House Committee is convening in Joplin as it examines the state's disaster response efforts.
The House Interim Committee on Disaster Recovery scheduled a meeting Monday afternoon at the campus of Missouri Southern State University. The school served as a staging area for some response efforts after a deadly tornado destroyed a large part of Joplin last month.
Committee Chairman Shane Schoeller (SHOH'-lur) says he wants to hear from residents about issues they have faced in responding to and rebuilding from the tornado.
The committee met last week in Sedalia, which also was hit by a tornado. The panel is to meet Thursday in Sikeston, near where flooding occurred. It also has added a July meeting in St. Louis, which was struck by a tornado earlier this year.