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

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

May 27, 2015

The city of Duquesne, Mo. will receive two million dollars through a federal block grant for road repair caused by hauling debris from the 2011 tornado that struck Joplin, Mo.
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 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.