Wednesday marks one month since a devastating tornado ripped through Joplin. The EF-5 twister changed the lives of thousands of people in the Missouri town.
Volunteers are still pouring in to help. The goal right now is to move all the debris they can to the curb for city contractors to pick up. The Joplin City Council just placed a hold on new building permits while debris is cleared away.
Some residents say they've been told it could take a couple of years to get power to the hardest hit areas in order to rebuild.
"We had a nice home, we had a nice neighborhood, but the most important thing its not the house, is it is not the things, it is not the furniture, it is the people who were here," said survivor Tim Bartow
155 people died in the tornado. A third of the town was leveled.
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