Joplin Aftermath: A Reporter’s Notebook And Video Diary

To experience firsthand how the insurance industry is responding to the tornado that took out a large swath of Joplin, Mo. on May 22, I “embedded” on June 7 with State Farm Insurance, meeting with a local agent, two catastrophe claims representatives and an auto-lines specialist.

Subscribers to NU’s digital edition can click on the play button on the opposite page to watch a video report from the day in Joplin. If you’re reading this in print, don’t worry—you can check our website,, to see what we filmed.

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