(KTVI) – In response to the destruction following the tornado in Moore, Oklahoma Joplin city officials have gathered a team of public safety employees including members of the fire departments and police departments. The team will assist the Oklahoma town in clean-up and rescue efforts.
Joplin faced a similar crisis two years ago after a tornado left the Missouri city in a similar catastrophic state.
“As we saw the devastation that the tornado caused in their community, we began the preparation to send personnel to assist the city of Moore,” said Joplin City Manager Mark Rohr. “We remember the amount of assistance that we received following the tornado two years ago, and we want to help others as they helped us. We know too well what their community is facing, and we feel an obligation to serve them as they have served us.”
Joplin City officials claim that after receiving an assessment from the initial support team, more assistance may be offered in the upcoming days.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with our neighbors in Oklahoma, and will provide assistance following this destructive storm,” Rohr said.