Moore OK

Molly Erickson / Convoy of Hope

Convoy of Hope has handed over a new home and new future to a family that survived the deadly tornado that decimated Moore, Oklahoma last year. KSMU’s Alissa Zhu has the story.

Over one year ago, Jamie Baker crawled out of the wreckage of her home that had been destroyed by a tornado. On Tuesday, she received the keys to a brand-new house built with donated funds on the same property where her old one had stood.

Two years to the day that an EF-5 tornado ripped through Joplin, killing 161 people, the city was greeted with near perfect weather, as thousands came out Wednesday to honor the lives of those lost, and reflect upon the continuing recovery effort. KSMU’s Scott Harvey was there.

Crews are continuing to sift through the rubble of Monday’s deadly tornado that hit Moore, Oklahoma.  It’s another reminder for residents in Tornado Alley of the benefits of a storm shelter. But as KSMU’s Scott Harvey reports, this comes months after the ideal time to purchase one. 

“These come in about any size you can imagine. Anywhere from as small as the customer might want it, 3’ x 4’, all the way up to 8’ x 24’, and then if people want them bigger than that we modulate them together,” Olsen says.