Irving Elementary School in Joplin, Mo.

Joplin, Mo., Tornado Taught Forecasters Life-Saving Lessons

One change forecasters have made is to place greater emphasis on the impact weather could have on residents.

Moving 911 Out of the Landline Era

If our 1968-vintage emergency-number system were enabled for the newer ways we communicate, it could work a lot better — and cost a lot less.

Missouri Cities Seek Uniform Standard for Storm-Warning Sirens

Joplin, Springfield and Branson have agreed to a set of procedures that will standardize how outdoor storm-warning sirens are activated and tested.