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NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 12, 2008
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(Kabul: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Little Sioux, Iowa: Ann Curry) The impact of a tornado that struck a Boy Scout camp in Little Sioux, Iowa, featured; amateur videos, scenes from the damaged camp and photos of the victims {Sam Thomsen†, Josh Fennen†, Aaron Eilerts†, Ben Petrzilka†} shown. [Scouts Taylor WILLOUGHBY††, Ethan HESSION††- describe what happened; react to being called heroes.] [Governor Chet CULVER†- comments on the emergency response.] [Scout executive, Mid-America Council Lloyd ROITSTEIN†- says the scouts were prepared.] The size of the storm system noted; scenes shown of tornado damage in Chapman, Kansas.

(Cedar Rapids, Iowa: Kevin Tibbles) The flooding in the Midwest featured; scenes shown of the flooded streets and evacuees in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, flooded farmlands; map shown. [Cedar Rapids RESIDENT – reacts.] [Secretary of Homeland Security Michael CHERTOFF – advises people to evacuate if told to.] [Cedar Rapids Fire Department Jason LOPEZ†- describes rescue efforts.]

(Little Sioux, Iowa: Ann Curry) Plans to close a stretch of Interstate 80 in Iowa noted.

Williams, Brian;
Curry, Ann;
Tibbles, Kevin

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