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Oklahoma / Tornado / Moore #1054308

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, May 22, 2013
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) The devastation from the tornado in Moore, Oklahoma introduced; photos shown; death toll & damage figures cited.

(Moore: Elaine Quijano) Questions about why there is no state law in Oklahoma requiring schools to have safe rooms or tornado shelters in schools examined; details given about the death of 8 children who were at school. [Parent Helen GRANT – says she’s really upset.] [Oklahoma emergency management director Albert ASHWOOD††- cites the cost of building a safe room.] [Oklahoma insurance commissioner John DOAK††- says a hallway is not a safe enough place for kids in an EF 5 tornado.] [Moore Mayor Glenn LEWIS††- says there is no requirement.] Alabama’s law requiring safe spaces to be built in new schools mentioned.

(Studio: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.

(Moore: Anna Werner) The return of some Moore residents to see what is left of their homes featured; scenes shown of the destruction. [Residents Coy NICHOLS††, Ally FERNANDEZ††- comment.] [Moore city manager Steve EDDY††- says you go block by block, house by house picking this stuff up.]

Pelley, Scott;
Quijano, Elaine;
Werner, Anna

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