NBC Evening News for Tuesday, May 24, 2011
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(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.