Images: Irving Elementary School [Image 5 of 6]
Photo by Chris Gray
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers quality assurance specialist Lucia Gamba (right) and area engineer Don Braun inspect newly placed storm shelters at the temporary replacement site for Irving Elementary School in Joplin, Mo., July 2. The school was destroyed by the F-5 tornado that struck the Joplin area May 22. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is managing the construction of temporary replacement facilities for critical public infrastructure as part of the federal tornado recovery effort.