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Gov. Nixon Announces $2M for Road Repairs for Tornado Damage

Stew Dean

 A Missouri city near Joplin that sustained damage from the 2011 deadly tornado will get $2 million for road repairs.

On the anniversary of the tornado on Friday, Gov. Jay Nixon announced Duquesne will receive $2 million through a federal block grant.

The city's roads were damaged by heavy trucks and other equipment hauling debris from the tornado damage.

The EF-5 tornado that struck Joplin and surrounding cities killed 161 people. About 8,000 homes and businesses were damaged and destroyed.

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