The state is giving Joplin $4 million that it hopes will finish the tornado cleanup.

The city says 96 percent of the debris has been cleared. It hopes the money will pay for removal of the rest and demolition of properties too badly damaged to be repaired. 

City officials say more than one-and-a-half million cubic yards of debris have been removed from more than 65-hundred residential sites and more than 11,000 commercial properties. About 200 structures have not been removed yet and about 1,300 residential foundations, slabs, and other concrete remains are awaiting removal.

The money is a community development block grant from the economic development department.