Brent Long looks over a devastated Joplin, Mo. neighborhood as he helps a friend salvage belongings Monday, May 30, 2011. An EF-5 tornado tore through much of the city May 22, damaging a hospital and hundreds of homes and businesses and killing at least 139 people. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
March 22, 2012 1:07:47 PM PDT
by ALAN SCHER ZAGIER Associated Press
JOPLIN, Mo. - March 22, 2012 --
Connie Nance is well aware of the damage caused by the deadly Joplin tornado 10 months ago - "It was right outside my back door," she said.