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Tornadoes / Midwest / Joplin, Missouri #998689

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, May 25, 2011
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Additional deaths from tornados outside of Joplin, Missouri reported; weather map shown. NOTE: Local weather bulletin on screen.

(Poplar Bluff, Missouri: Jim Cantore) The impact of the violent storm system in the Midwest featured; scenes shown of tornados in Oklahoma, flattened houses, emergency workers searching for victims in Piedmont, damage in Arkansas and Kansas, a tree on a van in which 2 people were killed; video from KFOR meteorologist David Payne†† shown. [Voice of reporter Jim GARDNER††- reacts to the tornado.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) The latest numbers on the Joplin tornado cited.

(Joplin: Ron Allen) The aftermath of the storm in Joplin featured; scenes shown of people in a shelter heading to the basement as the tornado siren sounded and of people cleaning up; aerial photo shown of the tornado’s path. [Joplin residents Carol YEAGLE‡, Tammy BEERLY†- react to the siren.] [Missouri Governor Jay NIXON†- says this community is going to revive.] [Joplin resident Judson FISHER‡- comments on finding a gold ring in the rubble.] [Joplin resident Evelyn WRIGHT‡- comments on finding a dollar.] The confusion over how many people are missing noted.

(Studio and Joplin: Brian Williams) The story of Joplin’s Bethany Lansaw††, whose husband Don was killed when he was covering her with his body during the tornado, presented; scenes shown of their destroyed house. [LANSAW – talks about Don; thanks people who tried to help.]

Williams, Brian;
Cantore, Jim;
Allen, Ron

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