Joplin police are restricting access to the areas of Joplin devastated by the tornado and the city has put a 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew on the area. People will need permits to get into the area and they’ll have to prove they have a specific reason for being in the zone.
Seven tornado warning sirens remain standing in the Joplin tornado zone. The state emergency management agency has tested them — and used them last night. Some that were blown away Sunday evening were replaced yesterday and more will be replaced today.
Governor Nixon has signed an executive order allowing doctors from other states to treat people in Joplin and for pharmicists to provide critical medicines to people whose records are missing.
Ten Joplin schools have been damaged and four of them have been destroyed in the tornado. But school officials say classes will start as usual on Aug. 17. They put damage to the schools at $100 million.