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May 24th, 2011
09:22 AM ET

Search and rescue not an easy task with extreme weather

FEMA Director, Craig Fugate talks about how they are going to handle the most recent tornado also coupled with the other recent disasters they are still responding to.

There have already been 117 deaths from this tornado alone and that number is likely to rise.


Filed under: Tornado • Weather
May 24th, 2011
09:22 AM ET

Couple and their child seek shelter from deadly tornado, in their bathroom

One family tells their story of surviving the tornado by staying in their bathroom.

Rachael Neff and finance Zac Bronson woke up to tornado sirens, decided to huddle in their bathroom, when the storm died down, they realized the bathroom was the only room left of their house. Ali Velshi gets their dramatic story.


Filed under: Tornado • Weather
May 24th, 2011
03:56 AM ET

iReporter describes aftermath of deadly tornado

CNN iReporter Bethany Scutti talks about devastation following the tornado that hit Joplin, Missouri on Sunday night. Scutti was one of the first people to take pictures of the aftermath which she describes as a war zone.

She iReports from one of the worst hit areas, St. John's Hospital, which had to evacuate all of its patients Sunday night.


Filed under: Tornado • Weather
May 24th, 2011
03:52 AM ET

23 year-old takes refuge in cooler to brave Joplin tornado

23 year-old Isaac Duncan, a Missouri resident, took refuge in a cooler to brave the storm. Duncan documented his experience on camera.


Filed under: Tornado • Weather
May 24th, 2011
03:49 AM ET

Missouri Governor calls on the National Guard

After the devastating tornado hit Joplin on Sunday, Governor Jay Nixon of Missouri talks about how he is responding to the damage. The F4 tornado destroyed numerous homes and caused many fatalities. The state is asking for help to restore the area.


Filed under: Tornado • Weather
May 24th, 2011
03:47 AM ET

Emergency Director talks about Missouri state response

Emergency Management Director Keith Stammer talks to CNN's American Morning about the devastation following the tornado and how the state is planning to respond.


Filed under: Tornado • Weather
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