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South / Tornadoes / Tennessee / Missouri #727792

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, May 06, 2003
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Today's dark weather in Atlanta shown.

(Jackson, Tennessee: Mike von Fremd) The devastation in Jackson, Tennessee, from the tornadoes featured; scenes shown of wrecked homes in Jackson & Denmark. [Father & daughter Jimmy & Jessica BOWMAN†- look for family pictures.] [In Jackson, Brenda BLAYLOCK†; in Denmark, WOMAN, Tom McLOUGLIN - describe what happened.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) President Bush's declaration of federal disaster areas in Missouri & Kansas noted.

(Pierce City: Dean Reynolds) The ruined city of Pierce City, Missouri, featured; scenes shown of destroyed buildings & the closed bank. [Mayor Mark PETERS†, store owner Margaret BACCAREES‡- comment on losses.] [FEMA's Michael BROWN†† - says the community cannot be made whole again.]

Jennings, Peter;
von Fremd, Mike;
Reynolds, Dean

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