CNN Evening News for Saturday, Feb 24, 2007
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(Dumas, Arkansas: Charles Crowson) The impact of a tornado in Dumas, Arkansas, featured; scenes shown. [Witness Bobbi THOMAS- describes what happened at the Fred’s store.] NOTE: technical problems.
(Studio: Rick Sanchez) Aerial scenes shown of damage in Dumas.
(Studio: Jacqui Jeras) The storm featured.
(Studio: Rick Sanchez) Dumas Mayor Marion Gill’s assessment of damage and casualties noted.
(Studio: Jacqui Jeras) The storm system and the tornado warnings featured; scenes shown of damage in Bossier City, Louisiana.
(Studio: Rick Sanchez) Reports of looting in Dumas after the storm noted. Live interview held with Crowson about the situation in Dumas; survivors’ accounts quoted. [CROWSON – outlines what is being done in the immediate aftermath of the tornado; notes arrests of looters; comments on assistance for displaced people.]
(Studio: Jacqui Jeras) The characteristics of the storm, what meteorologists look at and the lingering danger featured; inset scenes shown.
(Studio: Rick Sanchez) Aerial scenes shown.