Originally Posted by robs45
Spida, how is Joplin looking now that a year has gone by?? I was there a week after and put some volunteer time in when I was working there. I never saw anything like that in my life up here when we have them.
That was amazingly kind of you to volunteer your time. It is recovering slowly.
I'd guestimate that 70% of the businesses have been rebuilt that were destroyed, but only 40% or the residential are has been rebuilt. From 20th street to 32nd it is still mostly empty lots. The city wouldn't issue residential rebuilding permits until the start of winter ('cause they claimed it would interfere with the buisness efforts to rebuild.
I can take pictures if you are interested in seeing any particular area.