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Tornadoes / Oklahoma / Joplin, Missouri #994260

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 24, 2011
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(Joplin: Harry Smith) The threat of more dangerous weather in Oklahoma reported; tornado shown. [Voice of meteorologist Nick BENDER - predicts and sees a tornado on the ground.]

(Joplin: Harry Smith) The aftermath of the Joplin tornado reviewed.

(Joplin: Don Teague) The search for tornado victims featured; scenes shown of strike team 3 going through rubble with a canine team. [Maryland Heights firefighter Capt. Robert DAUS†, Mehlville fire assistant chief Brian HENDRICKS†, canine team leader Missy EPPERSON††- say it is search and recovery.] [Not missing, Larry ALLEN - reacts to the news.]

(Joplin: Harry Smith) Report introduced.

(Joplin: Cynthia Bowers) The search for missing loved ones after the tornado struck Joplin presented; scenes shown from the rubble. [Missing boy's uncle Frank REYNOLDS, great grandmother Sue SLAUGHTER†- hope Skyular Logsdon† is still alive somewhere.] [Searching for Tammy Campbell, Ashley ROMING‡- shows her picture.]

(Joplin: Harry Smith) The size of the storm that hit Joplin examined; scenes shown of the wreckage everywhere from ground and air views. [In the hospital, wounded Scott ELY‡- describes what happened.]. [Surgeon Dr. Walter DANDRIDGE††, "SABRINA," Nicky HELMS - react to what happened.] [Governor Jay NIXON†- says we will rebuild.] [From London, President OBAMA - promise to rebuild Joplin.]

(Joplin: Harry Smith) The multi-vortex tornado in Oklahoma shown.

(New York: Seth Doane) The nature of the multi-vortex tornado that hit Joplin examined; video and diagrams shown. [SkyNews meteorologist Nick BENDER†- describes the smaller tornadoes inside a parent tornado and what it can do.]

(Joplin: Harry Smith) Confirmation the Joplin storm was an EF-5 category tornado noted.

Smith, Harry;
Teague, Don;
Bowers, Cynthia;
Doane, Seth

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