Joplin tornado named among most expensive natural disasters in over 60 years

Joplin Tornado

The twister had the highest costs of any that have occurred since 1950. The tornado that ripped through Joplin in 2011 has now been found to be the most costly that has occurred since 1950, and among the top natural disasters in United States history. Additional costs just keep being added to the final total, with a shelter for the care of over 1,300 pets priced at $372,000, a new concession stand that had been taken on at the ruined high school at $228,600, and even 30 new manhole covers…

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