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Tornadoes / Midwest / Joplin, Missouri #994307

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, May 25, 2011
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(Studio: Harry Smith) More tornadoes in the heartland reported; scenes from Sedalia, Missouri, funnel footage, damages and map shown.

(Piedmont: Rebecca Jarvis) The impact of a tornado on Piedmont, Oklahoma, featured; scenes shown of the twister, one man's wrecked house. the tornado, the path of destruction and damage in Kansas and Arkansas. [Resident Jamie ZIMMERMAN - describes what happened; shows what used to be his dream house.]

(Studio: Harry Smith) Report introduced.

(Joplin: Don Teague) The path of destruction in Joplin, Missouri, from the weekend tornado reviewed; scenes shown from inside the St. John's Regional Medical Center and other wrecked buildings. [St. John's CEO Gary PULSIPHER†- comments on the hospital.] [Missouri Region C Search and Rescue Team Capt. Mark BALLMANN†- reacts.] [Victim's brother Jack ROSE; lost everything, Doug KEENEY - comment.]

(Studio: Harry Smith) Report introduced.

(Joplin: Cynthia Bowers) The children of Joplin featured; scenes shown from a destroyed neighborhood and the YMCA; details given about the state of the schools. [Survivor Margaret TRIPP, St. John's Dr. Sean SMITH†, Joplin Family YMCA CEO Cookie ESTRADA†, GIRL, two BOYS - talk about this event.]

Smith, Harry;
Jarvis, Rebecca;
Teague, Don;
Bowers, Cynthia

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