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Oklahoma / Tornadoes / Moore #1049015

CBS Evening News for Monday, May 20, 2013
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) The tornado disaster in Moore, Oklahoma introduced; scenes shown of damage and the funnel cloud.

(Moore, Oklahoma: Anna Werner) The devastation in Moore reviewed; details given about the difficulty in getting there; scenes shown of the twister, damaged cars and buildings, a house on fire, emergency crews, residents digging through rubble. [Voice of KWTV’s Karl TORP††- says we have destruction everywhere.] [WOMAN, MAN – comment.] The rescue effort discussed.

(Studio: Scott Pelley) Map of the tornado path shown. Live interview held with CBS News weather consultant David Bernard about the forecast; maps/diagrams shown. [From Miami, BERNARD – comments on the tornado warnings and the bad weather coming tomorrow.] The 1999 tornado in Moore noted. [From KWTV, storm SURVIVOR - describes what happened.] Earlier interview held with Oklahoma City manager Jim Couch†; scenes shown of a damaged elementary school. [Voice of COUCH – says it’s a significant event in Oklahoma City and in Moore; says we are in search and rescue mode; says we need patience and prayers; comments on the school.] [Voice of helicopter pilot Jim GARDNER†- talks about the school.] [Voice of Governor Mary FALLIN†- describes the impact of the tornado; notes concern about the 2 schools, the hospital and the movie theater that were hit; says we have collaboration with FEMA; says we’re praying the children were in a safe location; notes phone service is jammed; says we need prayers and contributions to local charities.]

Pelley, Scott;
Werner, Anna

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