New and dangerous storms out there tonight as the deadliest tornado season in more than half-a-century continues. Anderson will be reporting from Joplin, Missouri where neighbors are helping neighbors. But stories are emerging, and frustration rising, about a lack of organization. We're Keeping Them Honest. We also have a remarkable story about an Oklahoma family that survived the tornado that hit last night.
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Reporter's Note: I write a letter to the president every day, and when he travels I always hope he will send me a postcard. He doesn’t, but I still hope.
Dear Mr. President,
This may sound odd amid all the serious problems you are dealing with these days, but I loved that video of you playing ping-pong with those kids! This is kind of a continuation of my thought from yesterday about the need for leaders to appear calm, even when circumstances might make them want to scream and run away.
When The Leader of the Free World publicly plays ping-pong, although it was just for a few minutes, it suggests a certain level of confidence in the stability of…well, everything. It is sort of the Oval Office equivalent of whistling in the dark.
(CNN) - Severe weather this weekend spawned tornadoes that devastated the country's heartland.
The greatest destruction was in the city of Joplin, Missouri, where at least 125 people were killed and a quarter of the city's homes and businesses were reportedly damaged.
As organizations and first responders provide emergency relief, food and shelter, many people across the country are looking for ways they can help.FULL STORY
Joplin, Missouri (CNN) - Residents of tornado-ravaged Joplin, Missouri, again found themselves huddling in shelters as another round of powerful storms roared across the Plains early Wednesday.
The tornado that struck the community Sunday killed at least 125 people, in what authorities said was the deadliest single U.S. tornado since modern record-keeping began 61 years ago.
Late Tuesday night, the city was briefly under a tornado warning before high winds whipped the area and lightning lit the night sky.
Turbulent spring weather has interrupted search efforts more than once in the three days since the powerful twister flattened a large section of the town of 50,000 people.
Rescue teams pulled two more people alive from the rubble, Joplin City Manager Mark Rohr said Tuesday. An estimated 750 people have been treated at area hospitals.FULL STORY
Editor's note: CNN Meteorologist, Rob Marciano, talks to Piers Morgan about the increase and severity of tornadoes.
Editor's note: Anderson Cooper spoke Tuesday with the aunt of Will Norton, a Missouri teenager who has been missing since Sunday's tornado. If you have information about Will's whereabouts email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 757-751-WILL (9455) or visit the Help Find Will Norton Facebook Page.
Editor's note: CNN's Anderson Cooper, Chad Myers, and Gary Tuchman report on the situation in Joplin, MO Tuesday night.
Related: Joplin hit with tornado warning
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