Tornadoes and flooding in the central United States
Rebuilding in Joplin, Mo. ©Habitat for Humanity/ Ezra Millstein
In April and May, 2011, the central United States was hit by multiple disasters:
- Violent storms and tornadoes across the south and Midwest.
- A devastating tornado in Joplin, Mo.
- Heavy rains and record flooding along the Mississippi River.
Hundreds of people were killed, neighborhoods were flooded and entire communities were destroyed. Thousands were left homeless.
Habitat for Humanity International is supporting local Habitat affiliates in the Midwest and Southeastern regions that are helping families recover from tornado and flood damage.
Highlighted rebuilding efforts:
- 'You can see hope here'
A series of stories and photos from some of the hardest-hit areas one year after the storm.
- Habitat house showcases recovery partnership in Tuscaloosa (video)
The partnership between FEMA and Habitat For Humanity is helping homeowners in Tuscaloosa, AL recover from the April 27 tornadoes and severe storms.
Help Habitat serve more families: