Craig Fugate http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Recovery efforts in Joplin continue with more storms forecasted http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/recovery-efforts-joplin-continue-more-storms-forecasted <p><em>Updated at 5:16 p.m. with gallery of aerial photographs from msnbc.com.</em></p><p><em>Updated at 4:29 p.m. with information on multi-vortex designation from the National Weather Service.</em></p><p><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/25/us/25tornado.html?_r=1">The New York Times</a> brings us this update this afternoon on the continuing situation in Joplin:</p><blockquote><p>About 1,500 people are unaccounted for in this battered city, a Fire Department official said Tuesday, as rescue workers took advantage of a few hours of sunny weather to continue searching for survivors in buildings leveled by the country&rsquo;s deadliest <a class="meta-classifier" href="http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/science/topics/tornadoes/index.html?inline=nyt-classifier" title="More articles about Tornadoes.">tornado </a>in more than 60 years.</p></blockquote><p><a href="http://sema.dps.mo.gov/newspubs/SRTemplate.asp?ID=N09110050">As of 1 p.m. today</a>, The Missouri State Emergency Management Association, or SEMA, lists the death toll at 117 people, and that number could climb.</p><p> Tue, 24 May 2011 18:55:58 +0000 Kelsey Proud, Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 1295 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Recovery efforts in Joplin continue with more storms forecasted