The death toll from the massive EF-5 tornado that struck Joplin MO Sunday evening now stands at 132- according to the ASSOCIATED PRESS and JOPLIN (MO) GLOBE.
In addition- the list of persons missing after the torando has been pared from the 232 yesterday to 156 today (Friday).
The AP found 10 of those who were listed missing alive and well Thursday.
There have also been at least 2 reports of people who were missing family members have been denied access to morgues in Joplin.
As of late Thursday- officials had not commented on that aspect of the disaster.
Damage estimates from the tornado have surpassed $1-billion while aid continues to pour into Joplin from around America.