Tornado insurance changes to be implemented in Missouri

Joplin Tornado Damage Statistics

Following the disaster in Joplin, new regulations will soon be put into place. There will be some significant changes to be made for tornado insurance in Missouri following the lessons that were learned through the destruction in Joplin. The Missouri insurance department has announced that these rules will start next year. The department has stated that the mutual tornado insurance companies will face new regulations, with the purpose of preventing the type of drain on the finances that was seen a short time following the deadly Joplin twister. New state…

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Deadly Joplin tornado leaves town in pieces

A massive tornado brought havoc to Joplin Missouri this past weekend. As of Monday, the death toll is set at 116. City officials are calling the tornado the deadliest ever recorded since the National Weather Service began tracking such happenings 60 years ago.  The tornado, which touched down late Sunday evening, was classified as an EF-4 with winds exceeding 190mph. The damage is yet untold, but several neighborhoods have been utterly demolished. A state of emergency has been declared by Missouri Governor Jay Nixon. The event caught the attention of…

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