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South / Tornadoes / Missouri / Tennessee #727847

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 06, 2003
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Storm clouds over Atlanta and weather forecast maps shown.

(Pierce City, Missouri: Bob McNamara) The aftermath of the tornado in Pierce City, Missouri, featured; scenes shown of wrecked homes and the devastated main street. [Tornado survivors Shirley YOUNG†, Debbie AUST†, Tracy OSWALD† Phil KNEPPER†- react.] [FEMA Michael BROWN†- says we’re never going to make the community whole again.] [Mayor Mark PETERS†- says the town will not wither, will not go away.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Jackson, Tennessee: Cynthia Bowers) How residents survived the tornado in Jackson, Tennessee, featured; scenes shown of devastation. [Tornado survivors Margaret WILLIAMS, Dennis COLE†, Wayne LANCE†- describe how they waited out the storm.] [Storm expert Joe SCHAEFER††- says debris is the biggest issue.]

Rather, Dan;
McNamara, Bob;
Bowers, Cynthia

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