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Oklahoma / Tornado / Moore #1053948

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, May 21, 2013
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(Moore: Brian Williams) The tornado in Moore, Oklahoma introduced; scenes shown of the twister, destroyed houses; death toll cited; details given about the forecast for more severe weather; weather map shown. NOTE: Local weather bulletin on screen.

(Moore: Lester Holt) The impact of the tornado reviewed; scenes shown of the funnel cloud, search teams with cadaver dogs, the flattened Plaza Towers Elementary School, the rubble of a 7-Eleven where 4 bodies were recovered, the damaged Moore Medical Center, obliterated neighborhoods; photo shown of 9-year-old victim Janae Hornsby††; map shown of the storm path that was similar to a 1999 tornado. [Parent of Plaza Towers student Rosa RODRIGUEZ†- comments.] [GIRL – says her friend was bleeding.] [Governor Mary FALLIN†- says streets and signs are gone.] [KFOR pilot reporter Jon WELSH††- comments.] [1999 storm survivor Don BESSINGER‡- describes what the storm was like.]

(Moore: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Moore: Kate Snow) The deaths of children who were at school featured; before-and-after pictures of Plaza Towers Elementary School shown. [Yesterday, KFOR reporter Jesse WELLS†- comments.] [4th-grader Damian KLINE††- recounts what his teacher told them.] [Teacher Rhonda CROSSWHITE††- says she prayed.] [Kline’s MOTHER – says every school in Oklahoma should have an underground shelter.]

(Moore: Brian Williams) Live interview held with Moore Mayor Glenn Lewis† about the disaster. [LEWIS – talks about the damage to Plaza Towers and Briarwood Elementary School; says we have started the rebuilding process: putting up street signs.]

(Moore: Brian Williams, Jim Cantore) The energy of this storm, the need for safe rooms in this region and the weather forecast discussed.

Williams, Brian;
Holt, Lester;
Snow, Kate;
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