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It follows them forever: Mental health issues dog storm survivors

The Joplin Butterfly Garden and Overlook is in Cunningham Park, considered ground zero for the EF 5 tornado that ripped through southwest Missouri in 2011. The frames represent homes that stood on the spot. (Brigette Waltermire/News21)

Sarah Guevara

August 14, 2019

MOORE, Oklahoma — After a natural disaster, survivors can have psychological fallout's for weeks and months, or even lifetimes, research shows. Xavier Delgado was 10 in May 2013 when an EF5 tornado hit Moore. He nearly was one of the town’s 24 fatalities as the storm, with its 210 mph winds, s...

Disaster aid bill stumbles in the House

Jim Myers

May 24, 2019

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly approved a long-awaited disaster supplemental bill that would provide aid to storm-ravaged Oklahoma and other states hit by hurricanes, wildfires, earthquakes and volcanoes. Passed by a vote of 85 to 8, the $19.1 billion bill, H.R. 2157, went back to the U.S...

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