May 23, 2011

News Release

For Immediate Release

Springfield Responds to Joplin's Tornado Emergency

The City of Springfield has provided (and may continue to provide as conditions warrant) support to various departments in the City of Joplin as they begin their recovery and cleanup from the devastating tornado that hit Sunday evening, May 22.

Joplin Asst. City Manager Sam Anselm contacted Springfield City Manager Greg Burris Sunday evening with a request for help.

Here's a summary of support provided (or planned) so far:

More support may be provided based on the ever-changing situation on the ground in Joplin.

For more information, contact: Vince Crunk, City of Springfield – Department of Public Information (417) 864-1023

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Department of Public Information

840 Boonville Avenue • P.O. Box 8368 • Springfield, MO 65801
417-864-1010 • Fax: 417-864-1114 • springfieldmo.gov