Tom Foreman reports on modern safe rooms built to withstand monster tornadoes like the one in Moore, Oklahoma.
Briarwood Elementary School's principal tells Anderson what it was like to return to her school's wreckage.
Phillip Vargyas lost two children in the tornado – Karrina, 4, and Sydnee, just 7 months old. His daughters were at home with their mom and grandma where they tried to ride out the storm in a bathroom. Vargyas' wife and mother-in-law were injured when the tornado hit. He wants people to know what his daughters were like and shares his memories tonight on the program.
A tribute to Antonia Candelaria, Jenny Neely, Randy Smith, Cindy Plumley, Emily Conatzer, Christopher Legg, and sisters Karrina and Sydnee Vargyas who died in the Oklahoma tornado.
Operation BBQ Relief brings comfort by providing food for tornado victims. Gary Tuchman reports.
Attorney Jose Baez reacts to news of a hung jury during the Jodi Arias penalty trial. He describes the threat social media poses in death penalty cases.
Video shows London police arresting suspected killers. Nic Robertson reports.
Tonight on AC360, Anderson will have more incredible stories of survival after Monday’s massive tornado in Moore, Oklahoma. He got a tour of the rubble at Briarwood Elementary with 5th grade teacher Robin Dziedzic. Amazingly, no one was killed at the school, even though it’s left in ruins. Dziedzic took students into a bathroom when the twister hit and recorded video on her cell phone of the moment of impact. We’ll share her incredible video and you’ll hear how she and so many others at Briarwood got out alive.
There is also a lot of grieving in Moore, where 24 people died when the tornado hit, including 10 children. Tonight Anderson will talk to Phillip Vargyas, who lost two children in the tornado – Karrina, 4, and Sydnee, just 7 months old. Vargyas’ two daughters were at home with their mom and grandma. They all tried to ride out the storm in a bathroom. “But when an EF5 lands on top of your house… there's nothing you can do,” says Mr. Vargyas. His wife and mother-in-law are hospitalized with injuries. He vows the family, which includes two older children, will recover and stay strong. He wants people to know what his daughters were like and will share his memories tonight on the program.
We will also show you how strangers are helping the residents of Moore with Operation BBQ Relief. That’s a charity that got its start after the 2011 Joplin, Missouri tornado. They go into disaster zones and help feed the hungry. Tonight Gary Tuchman shows us how they’re feeding the people of Moore. Join us for those stories and much more at 8 and 10 p.m. ET. FULL POST
Anderson Cooper meets trainer Tim Hetzner who teaches dogs to comfort and heal victims through their unconditional love. He's part of the Lutheran Church Charities organization that travels to where they're most needed after disasters and crisis situations. "It's rewarding to help people .. and to watch what God can do through them," says Hetzner about the Golden Retrievers.