Nixon announces $2M for road repairs for tornado damage

4 years 4 months 3 weeks ago Wednesday, May 27 2015 May 27, 2015 Wednesday, May 27, 2015 6:01:00 AM CDT May 27, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

DUQUESNE (AP) - A Missouri city near Joplin that sustained damage from the 2011 deadly tornado will get $2 million for road repairs.

On the anniversary of the tornado on Friday, Gov. Jay Nixon announced Duquesne will get $2 million through a federal block grant.

The city's roads were damaged by heavy trucks and other equipment hauling debris from the tornado damage.

The EF-5 tornado that struck Joplin and surrounding cities killed 161 people. About 8,000 homes and businesses were damaged and destroyed.

 

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