One year ago, a massive EF-5 tornado tore through Joplin, Missouri, killing more than 160 people and changing the city forever. In the weeks after the tornado hit, HLN visited Joplin and -- amid untold devastation -- found people determined to stay and rebuild their lives in the city they call home. Now, a year later, HLN returns to Joplin to tell the next chapter in this story of perseverance, courage and resolve.
and Clark Howard
lead HLN’s one-year anniversary coverage on air and online. "I'm someone who is all too familiar with the regularity of the tornado siren," says Meade, who grew up in the Midwest. "Joplin could be 'my town' for any one of us."