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Joplin, Missouri / Tornado #998665

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, May 24, 2011
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(Joplin: Brian Williams) The deadly tornado in Joplin, Missouri introduced; statistics on tornado deaths cited. NOTE: Local weather bulletin on screen.

(Joplin: Al Roker) The aftermath of the tornado featured; scenes shown of the devastation on the ground and the path of destruction from the air, search and rescue teams with dogs, a mobile ER unit. [WOMAN – reacts.] [Missouri Disaster Medical Team commander Mark THORP†- describes injuries being treated.] [Volunteer coordinator Steve VANDERBOL††- gives instructions.] [FEMA deputy director Rich SERINO†- says the resiliency of the people is heartening.] [Residents Mark and Autumn NEUENSCHWANDER††- comment on Joplin’s future.] The pattern of severe storms discussed; weather map shown.

(Joplin: Brian Williams) The tracking of another storm in Oklahoma noted. [Voice of KFOR meteorologist David PAYNE†- describes the storm and its impact.]

(Joplin: Kevin Tibbles) The struggle for those trying to find their loved ones featured; scenes shown of people amid the rubble and in an emergency shelter at Missouri Southern State University. [Jane Bryson†’s friend Gail JONASON†- says she will take Jane home.] [Missouri Southern State University Tia STRAIT†- lists where volunteers have come from.] [Injured Marcia McCULLOUGH‡, Mary VASHER‡, Edna LYONS‡- comment.] [KZRG Radio Josh MARSH†- says we’ve been taking calls non-stop.] [American Red Cross Jim RETTEW†- says it’s heart wrenching to not be able to be in contact with your loved ones.]

(Joplin: Brian Williams) The gratefulness of the parishioners of a damaged Baptist church that no one was injured featured; scenes shown. [Church GUY – reacts to finding a Bible in the wreckage.] [BRICKLAYER – describes what happened when the storm hit.] [PASTOR – talks about riding out the storm in the church basement.] [KIDS – says they’ll go to church somewhere else.]

(Wellington, Kansas: Mike Seidel) The storms building in the West featured; scenes shown of black clouds over El Reno, Oklahoma; details given about injuries and fatalities in Canadian County, Oklahoma.

Williams, Brian;
Roker, Al;
Tibbles, Kevin;
Seidel, Mike

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