Missouri Tornado Survivors Reconnect On Facebook

Following the massive, deadly tornado that struck Joplin, Missouri Sunday night, several pages have cropped up on Facebook that aim to connect survivors with their families and friends.

Following the massive, deadly tornado that struck Joplin, Missouri Sunday night, local newspaper The Joplin Globe turned to Facebook to try to connect survivors with their families and friends.

The paper created Facebook page Joplin, Mo., Tornado Survivors, encouraging residents to post and alert others that they were safe, as well as allowing users to post inquiries about residents they hadn’t been able to establish contact with, Poynter reported.

Citizens of the stricken city also launched similar pages on the social network, according to Poynter, including Joplin MO People Lost & Found Tornado 5/22/2011, Joplin’s Loved Ones, and Joplin Tornado Citizen Checks (neighbors helping neighbors).

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