Special Reports

December 18, 2011 5:00 AM

Life still in limbo for many people in Joplin

The May 22 tornado that split Joplin, Mo., in half not only scattered debris, but also scattered to the wind people’s sense of constancy, the predictability and pace of their daily lives. What once seemed stable — their homes and jobs, their neighbors, the way they assumed their own lives would play out in the future — became suddenly impermanent. Seven months after the tornado, many people are still floating in limbo.

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