10 ways to improve tornado response

Piles of residential debris (pictured in June 2011) in Joplin, Mo., sit in the right of way awaiting collection during Expedited Debris Removal. The city was struck by an EF-5 tornado on May 22, 2011.

Tuscaloosa County in Alabama was able to get a functioning Emergency Management Agency (EMA) with help from the Mobile Emergency Response Support. The previous EMA was destroyed in the April 27, 2011, tornado.

Police officers Jeff Dutton and Mohanead Tabia survey damage in Moored, Okla.

The Debris Task Force conducts an assessment after an EF-5 tornado struck Joplin, Mo.

Volunteer crews help local residents with debris removal on private property in Moore, Okla. Cleanup continues throughout areas that were impacted by the May 20, 2013, tornado.

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