Resilience, Resolve,
and Realization

NOTE: This site provides statistics from the first 2 years following the 5/22/11 disaster. For information about events taking place for the five-year anniversary, go to For information on recovery projects, including those funded through the Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery, go to .

The second anniversary of the May 22, 2011 tornado will focus on the Resilience, Resolve, and Realization of the citizens.

Activities on May 22, 2013 will take place at Cunningham Park. This day marks the second anniversary of the devastating EF-5 tornado that ripped through Joplin, MO at 5:41 p.m., May 22, 2011.

As of the end of April 2013, 176,869 volunteers provided 1,146,083 hours of time to the rebuilding and recovery of Joplin. In addition to all in our community who have persevered, organizers expressed deep gratitude to the many individuals, organizations and agencies who came to our community.

This website is designed to provide information about the activities surrounding the anniversary of the devastating May 2011 EF-5 tornado that forever changed the citizens of Joplin and the Four States region.

“This anniversary event will acknowledge the work and the essence of Joplin and Duquesne citizens who have been through so much these past two years, but continue to move forward. As part of the program, there will be special announcements for our community and we encourage as many people who can come, to please join us that afternoon.” Joplin City Manager Mark Rohr