Post-tornado tourism map reopens wounds:  The Joplin Convention & Visitors Bureau in Missouri created a map highlighting areas hit hard by a tornado last year, and it has drawn the anger of residents.

"This is my apartment, this is my car … my heart aches that someone used it without thought of my feelings," Nancy Cornish posted on Jan. 16 in response to one of the pictures on the map.
"The #5 spot is directly over my apartment. It still makes me feel physically ill when I have to drive past it. It was the first apartment I had all on my own. How dare they send tourists to my home that was stolen from me? This is sickening," Carolyn J. Lamson wrote Jan. 18.

Photo:   An inspirational sign at an intersection in a Joplin, Mo., neighborhood that was destroyed in May by a tornado. Credit: Charlie Riedel / Associated Press

Post-tornado tourism map reopens wounds: The Joplin Convention & Visitors Bureau in Missouri created a map highlighting areas hit hard by a tornado last year, and it has drawn the anger of residents.

"This is my apartment, this is my car … my heart aches that someone used it without thought of my feelings," Nancy Cornish posted on Jan. 16 in response to one of the pictures on the map.

"The #5 spot is directly over my apartment. It still makes me feel physically ill when I have to drive past it. It was the first apartment I had all on my own. How dare they send tourists to my home that was stolen from me? This is sickening," Carolyn J. Lamson wrote Jan. 18.

Photo: An inspirational sign at an intersection in a Joplin, Mo., neighborhood that was destroyed in May by a tornado. Credit: Charlie Riedel / Associated Press

Volunteer Abi Almandinger has been collecting tornado-scattered photos blown for miles by the Joplin, Mo., tornado and posting them on a Facebook page to help their owners find them.
Photo: Abi Almandinger, 38, is collecting personal photos and papers widely scattered during the tornado in Joplin, Mo., and posting them on Facebook to help their owners recover them. Credit: Matt Pearce / For The Times

Volunteer Abi Almandinger has been collecting tornado-scattered photos blown for miles by the Joplin, Mo., tornado and posting them on a Facebook page to help their owners find them.

Photo: Abi Almandinger, 38, is collecting personal photos and papers widely scattered during the tornado in Joplin, Mo., and posting them on Facebook to help their owners recover them. Credit: Matt Pearce / For The Times

At least two tornadoes touched down near Chico in Northern California on Wednesday, causing some damage to structures but no injuries.
Photo: Scene in Butte County as tornado hit. Credit: Trenton Workman / For Fox 40

At least two tornadoes touched down near Chico in Northern California on Wednesday, causing some damage to structures but no injuries.

Photo: Scene in Butte County as tornado hit. Credit: Trenton Workman / For Fox 40

Satellite images of Joplin, Mo., before and after the tornado.

Satellite images of Joplin, Mo., before and after the tornado.

One of a number of homes in Joplin, Mo., lies in ruins after the devastating tornado. View more photos on Framework.
Photo credit: Larry W. Smith / EPA

One of a number of homes in Joplin, Mo., lies in ruins after the devastating tornado. View more photos on Framework.

Photo credit: Larry W. Smith / EPA

Kip Tyner made it his mission to revitalize the Alberta neighborhood of Tuscaloosa and became a pillar in the community along the way. Now in the aftermath of the tornadoes, his job is far from finished.
Photo: Tuscaloosa Councilman Kip Tyner talks with a family in Alberta about damage caused by the tornadoes. Tyner was born and raised here, and his new mission is to rebuild the neighborhood. Credit: Michelle Lepianka Carter / Tuscaloosa News

Kip Tyner made it his mission to revitalize the Alberta neighborhood of Tuscaloosa and became a pillar in the community along the way. Now in the aftermath of the tornadoes, his job is far from finished.

Photo: Tuscaloosa Councilman Kip Tyner talks with a family in Alberta about damage caused by the tornadoes. Tyner was born and raised here, and his new mission is to rebuild the neighborhood. Credit: Michelle Lepianka Carter / Tuscaloosa News

Before and after interactive of Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Photo credit: Google Earth, GeoEye

Before and after interactive of Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Photo credit: Google Earth, GeoEye

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Storms flatten homes across South, killing at least 82: A wave of severe weather laced with tornadoes kills people in four states. The tornado cut a path of devastation through the city of Tuscaloosa, the home of the University of Alabama. President Obama declared an emergency in the state.
Photo: A tornado moves through Tuscaloosa, Ala. on Wednesday. More photos on Framework. View an interactive map of the deadly tornadoes. Credit: Dusty Compton / Tuscaloosa News

Storms flatten homes across South, killing at least 82: A wave of severe weather laced with tornadoes kills people in four states. The tornado cut a path of devastation through the city of Tuscaloosa, the home of the University of Alabama. President Obama declared an emergency in the state.

Photo: A tornado moves through Tuscaloosa, Ala. on Wednesday. More photos on Framework. View an interactive map of the deadly tornadoes. Credit: Dusty Compton / Tuscaloosa News

Storms rip through South, at least 43 dead: Emergency crews searched for victims in North Carolina, where 62 tornadoes were reported from the worst spring storm in two decades to hit the state.
Photo: An auto repair shop in Raleigh, N.C., lost its back wall and roof after a tornado ripped through the area. Credit: Robert Willett / The News & Observer

Storms rip through South, at least 43 dead: Emergency crews searched for victims in North Carolina, where 62 tornadoes were reported from the worst spring storm in two decades to hit the state.

Photo: An auto repair shop in Raleigh, N.C., lost its back wall and roof after a tornado ripped through the area. Credit: Robert Willett / The News & Observer