Joplin officials say only ten people are considered unaccounted for after Joplin’s tornado. Relatives have been told remains of 120 people have been identified. Several other sets of remains or possible remains have not been identified, making an exact death-count difficult to determine.
City manager Mark Rohr says organized cleanup is about to begin. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has assigned the task to the Army Corps of Engineers. Rohr says the cleanup will go “very quickly” once it is fully underway.