Woman bounces back from tornado (again)


ROGERSVILLE, MO — Jenni Bybee lost her mother in 2011 in Joplin, and her business a couple weeks ago.

Bybee owns “Salon Knot” just east of Rogersville. The storm on April 30 ripped the roof off the salon, and knocked out the front wall, leaving the building as a total loss.  

The next two days were spent looking for a new building, which they found thanks to owners of a local vet clinic. They were able to salvage a few things from the old building, and once they got the keys, the work on renovation began. 

On Tuesday, they re-opened Salon Knot, and Bybee says she couldn’t be more thankful to those that helped them in a time of need. 

“I think it humbles and grounds you a ton, but it also shows you the amount of love and support you have. I think you forget, and you get really caught up on the day-to-day grind of what has to get done — your task list, your to-do list, and what has to happen. It just reminds you that it’s your job to give back to, and I think that’s what I walk away with,” says Bybee. 

Bybee is originally from Joplin, and lost her mother in the 2011 EF-5 tornado, so it’s great to see her bounce back from a tornado for a second time.

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