The Governor of Missouri, Jay Nixon talks to Ali Velshi about where the community goes from here and how he plans to rebuild after nearly 30% of the town is destroyed.
There are a thousand first responders from throughout the state but the weather is hampering search and rescue efforts. Two responders have been struck by lightening.
Keith Stammer, Emergency Management Director for Jasper County talks about the difficulties of the search and rescue process during extreme weather.
17 people have been recovered from the rubble but Stammer says approximately 1,500 still remain unaccounted for.
FEMA Director, Craig Fugate talks about how they are going to handle the most recent tornado also coupled with the other recent disasters they are still responding to.
There have already been 117 deaths from this tornado alone and that number is likely to rise.
One family tells their story of surviving the tornado by staying in their bathroom.
Rachael Neff and finance Zac Bronson woke up to tornado sirens, decided to huddle in their bathroom, when the storm died down, they realized the bathroom was the only room left of their house. Ali Velshi gets their dramatic story.
CNN iReporter Bethany Scutti talks about devastation following the tornado that hit Joplin, Missouri on Sunday night. Scutti was one of the first people to take pictures of the aftermath which she describes as a war zone.
She iReports from one of the worst hit areas, St. John's Hospital, which had to evacuate all of its patients Sunday night.
23 year-old Isaac Duncan, a Missouri resident, took refuge in a cooler to brave the storm. Duncan documented his experience on camera.