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JOPLIN, MO (RNN) - Residents of Moore, OK are coming to grips with the damage the large tornado did to their homes, their town and their loved ones, they are receiving support from a community who understands what they are going through.
Joplin City Manager Mike Rohr said his community remembers the assistance it received in 2011 when an EF-5 tornado ripped through Joplin, MO and told CNN he feels an obligation to lend a hand in Moore.
"There will be a better tomorrow," he said. "There is a road to recovery. Things will get better and not to give up hope. There are people out there who are saying prayers for them."
"…assistance will be there for them. Tomorrow will be a better day."
Two years after the devastating tornado ripped through Joplin, a new landscape is emerging, but there is still work to be done.
Joplin was hit by an EF-5 tornado on May, 22, 2011, that killed 158 people and injured more than 1,000, according to the National Weather Service.
The theme for the second anniversary event being held to highlight the milestones Joplin has reached will be, Resilience, Resolve and Realization.
In a news release, Rohr said the event will, "acknowledge the work and the essence of Joplin and Duquesne citizens who have been through so much these past two years, but continue to move forward."
Of the 7,500 homes that were damaged or destroyed, Rohr said 84 percent have been rebuilt, repaired or permitted for construction. He said 90 percent of the 550 businesses damaged in the storm have been rebuilt or repaired.
A moment of silence will be held at 5:41 p.m., the time that the EF-5 tornado touched down in the city limits.
The path of the entire tornado was more than 22 miles long, up to 1 mile in width and had winds up to 200 mph.
According to the NWS, the Joplin tornado was the first single tornado in the U.S. to result in over 100 fatalities since the Flint, MI, tornado of June 8, 1953.
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