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GOOD community, you are awesome. Since the devastating tornado in Moore, Oklahoma last week, over 300 of you have volunteered to help victims restore family photos damaged in the storm. In a disaster, after making sure the people around us are safe, photos are one of the first things many of us would grab as we leave our homes—though digital pictures might be common now, that just makes the older prints of our childhoods, and parents, and grandparents, that much more special.

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After the earthquake and tsunami in Japan in 2011, a professional photo retoucher named Becci Manson decided to help. She got on a plane from New York and headed to northern Japan, thinking she'd be doing the usual manual labor after a disaster of clearing debris. She'd volunteered in Haiti before, and thought she knew what to expect. But as she started working through the wreckage on the streets of a small fishing town called Tohuku, she realized that among the garbage, there were countless family photos—damaged, but possible to restore. She decided to launch a photo restoration project, and what was supposed to be a three-week trip turned into six months.

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Don't Succumb to Tornado Fatigue: This Historic Disaster Is Still Unfolding

You know of the disasters that struck Tuscaloosa and Joplin. But have you heard of Piedmont, Oklahoma?

This tornado season is one for the ages. Just two days ago, I wrote the following:

It's far from over, and the 2011 tornado season is already the most destructive and deadliest in decades. From April 14 to 16, the largest tornado outbreak in world history tore across the Southeast. Two weeks later, that record was shattered by the April 25-28 Super Outbreak. Then Sunday night, the deadliest single tornado since the 1950s utterly obliterated the small Missouri city of Joplin.

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What Can Tornado-Ravaged Towns Learn From Greensburg, Kansas?

When Greensburg, Kansas was flattened by a massive tornado, it was rebuilt as a cutting edge "green town." Can Joplin do the same?

It's far from over, and the 2011 tornado season is already the most destructive and deadliest in decades. From April 14 to 16, the largest tornado outbreak in world history tore across the Southeast. Two weeks later, that record was shattered by the April 25-28 Super Outbreak. Then Sunday night, the deadliest single tornado since the 1950s utterly obliterated the small Missouri city of Joplin.

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