One Year Since Tornadoes Swept Across Southern Missouri

SEDALIA, Mo. (AP) - A a year has passed since six tornadoes swept across southern Missouri from March 9 to March 30.

Some families are still cleaning up and trying to get their lives back on track.

Nine Missouri counties were declared federal disaster areas in the wake of the storms, which killed nine people.

The disaster declaration made federal funding available to residents in the counties of Christian, Hickory, Johnson, Monroe, Perry, Pettis, Randolph, Ste. Genevieve and Saline.

State and federal crews have found about 1,500 damaged or destroyed homes as a result of the storms that tore through Missouri last week. The storms produced dozens of tornadoes across the state, killing nine people and injuring about 100.

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