This program is 29 minutes long
(Moore: Lester Holt) The impact of the tornado reviewed; scenes shown of the funnel cloud, search teams with cadaver dogs, the flattened Plaza Towers Elementary School, the rubble of a 7-Eleven where 4 bodies were recovered, the damaged Moore Medical Center, obliterated neighborhoods; photo shown of 9-year-old victim Janae Hornsby; map shown of the storm path that was similar to a 1999 tornado. [Parent of Plaza Towers student Rosa RODRIGUEZ- comments.] [GIRL – says her friend was bleeding.] [Governor Mary FALLIN- says streets and signs are gone.] [KFOR pilot reporter Jon WELSH- comments.] [1999 storm survivor Don BESSINGER- describes what the storm was like.]
(Moore: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Moore: Kate Snow) The deaths of children who were at school featured; before-and-after pictures of Plaza Towers Elementary School shown. [Yesterday, KFOR reporter Jesse WELLS- comments.] [4th-grader Damian KLINE- recounts what his teacher told them.] [Teacher Rhonda CROSSWHITE- says she prayed.] [Kline’s MOTHER – says every school in Oklahoma should have an underground shelter.]
(Moore: Brian Williams) Live interview held with Moore Mayor Glenn Lewis about the disaster. [LEWIS – talks about the damage to Plaza Towers and Briarwood Elementary School; says we have started the rebuilding process: putting up street signs.]
(Moore: Brian Williams, Jim Cantore) The energy of this storm, the need for safe rooms in this region and the weather forecast discussed.
(No location given: Tom Costello) Questions about why there are not more basements and safe rooms in the “Tornado Alley” region examined in the wake of the devastating tornado in Moore, Oklahoma; details given about the impact of clay & water in the soil in Oklahoma, the lottery for state aid for building safe rooms and the delay in FEMA aid for Moore. [Moore MAN – comments.] [Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety Julie ROCHMAN- says we don’t design homes on the interior of this country to withstand winds the way we do on the coast.] [Local REPORTER – notes questions about why schools don’t have storm shelters.] [Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management Albert ASHWOOD- notes the funding issues for schools.]
(Moore: Gabe Gutierrez) The search and rescue operations after the tornado in Moore, Oklahoma featured; scenes shown of National Guard members searching the rubble. [WOMAN – comments.] [Army Reserve Sgt. Mike BELL- compares the devastation to the impact of the 1999 twister.] [Resident Morgan SMITH- describes helping dig out her neighbor.]