Images: US Rep. Billy Long tours Joplin tornado clean-up [Image 3 of 3]
Photo by Chris Gray
U.S. Rep. Billy Long of Missouri (right) hears about the process for removing debris from homes damaged by the May 22 tornado in Joplin, Mo., from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers quality assurance supervisor Kevin Baily July 1. Long toured debris removal sites in the disaster area with the commander of the Corps’ Joplin recovery effort, Col. Daniel Patton, and Corps debris removal staff. “It’s a lot more complicated than people would ever even fathom,” Long said of the debris removal process. “It’s a very impressive operation.” The Corps is managing debris removal as part of the federal tornado recovery effort.