This program is 29 minutes long
(Joplin: Al Roker) The devastation across Joplin featured; scenes shown of the massive funnel cloud, damage everywhere, rescue workers and dogs looking for victims in the rubble, fires, a dog pulled from the wreckage, a rescue worker with an American flag. [The Weather Channel's Mike BETTES- describes the scene.] [St. John’s Regional Medical Center Dr. Ron SMALLING- describes what happened at the hospital.] [Joplin resident John DeGRAFF- reacts.] The warning before the storm discussed.
(Joplin: Brian Williams) Live discussion held with Bettes about how he arrived on the scene so quickly. [BETTES – states The Weather Channel was monitoring this storm; says he saw wounded people and fatalities.]
(Joplin: Brian Williams, Al Roker) The intensity of this storm and the forecast for more severe weather discussed; map shown.
(Joplin: Brian Williams) Earlier discussion held with Governor Jay Nixon about what to do next.] [NIXON – says we still believe there are people buried below this rubble.]
(Joplin: Ron Mott) The impact of the tornado on St. John's Regional Medical Center featured; scenes shown of shattered windows, twisted cars and a helicopter, patients being transferred. [Dr. Jim RISCO- describes what happened.] [Joplin fire department Chief Mitch RANDLES- notes nobody can be prepared for this.] [Joplin RESIDENT – comments on searching through the rubble of his house for clothes.]
(Joplin: Brian Williams) The shock and confusion of Joplin residents featured; scenes shown of people going through the rubble. [Resident Kelly WEAVER- reacts to the death of her grandmother.] [MAN – reacts.]
(Joplin: Kevin Tibbles) The damage to Joplin High School, which held graduation ceremonies at a nearby college yesterday, featured; scenes shown of the wrecked school building. [Principal Kerry SACHETTA- says it was utter devastation.] [Seniors Sarah STICKLEN, Evan MENKE- comment.]