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Midwest, South / Storms / Oklahoma City, Oklahoma / Warning System #728096

ABC Evening News for Friday, May 09, 2003
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The relentless storms in the Midwest & South recapped.

(Oklahoma City: Mike von Fremd) The impact of yesterday's tornado on Oklahoma City featured; scenes shown of the tornado touching down & the damaged General Motors plant & homes. [Five RESIDENTS - describe what happened.] [Frances CLARK, Randy BLOOMER - say their houses were destroyed.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Atlanta: Erin Hayes) How the early warning system in Oklahoma City worked featured; scenes shown of the tornado, of NOAA workers & TV weather forecasters announcing weather. [NOAA National Weather Channel Mike FOSTER†- says we get a good picture of the evolving weather.] [Weatherman Rick MITCHELL - says we can focus on the time of the storm arrivals.] [At GM plant, WORKER - says we took shelter.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) The severe flooding in Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama & South Carolina updated; scenes shown of flood waters.

Jennings, Peter;
von Fremd, Mike;
Hayes, Erin

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