May 25th, 2011
01:08 AM ET

Update: Family searches for Will Norton

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 findwillnorton@gmail.com, call 757-751-WILL (9455) or visit the Help Find Will Norton Facebook Page.

Earlier: Family trying to locate high school grad

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  1. RickW OKC

    My heart and prayers go out to the families and the injuried in the Joplin area. I would like to understand the facts leading up to the EF5 Tornado hitting Joplin, Missouri.
    1. Did the warning sirens sound 15, 17 or 20 min before the tornado hit Joplin?
    2. Was the warning being broadcasted on the local TV Channels or radio alerts
    2. If the City knew the storm was on the way, why didn't the city or the school postpone the HS Graduation?
    3. Why would the Fire Dept Chief be at the HS Graduation instead of at the Fire dept HQ or CP preparing before the storm hits City?
    4. Why was so many people in their cars or at Walmart, out in a Tornado Warning?

    I am so sorry for the awful event which has devastated your city, but as I know so very well. We have to take some personel responsbility when warned of approching horror.

    I hope and pray for the two young boys missing, one of the boys looks alot like my 16 year old son. Besure to check each hospital, double check that the injuried in the hospitals are not your injuried sons.

    May 25, 2011 at 9:47 pm |
  2. Alan from PA.

    I'm seeing all the devastation, death and injuries from the tornado outbreaks........ don't know if this was ever discussed but, if you live in a tornado prone area (Tornado Alley), it seems to me a good item to have handy with your survival kit would be a hockey helmet with a fulll face cage.
    People have spent alot of money on shelters and whatnot but a having a hockey helmet, or almost any other sports helmet handy would add extra protection and I'm sure would prevent some deaths and head injuries.
    Broken bones can heal but a head injury can be life threatening. I say a helmet for every member of the family!

    May 25, 2011 at 9:11 pm |
  3. alumette

    The teen was told to pull over by his dad. He did not and the twister got to them. The father is in the hospital and the son has vanished through the sunroof of the hummer according to dad. Unless the twister miraculously opened the roof, his head did the job....meaning his head could be smashed and he is dead. The sunroof is stronger than our human skulls. Our heads do crack unfortunately. He will likely turn up......he would have already if he were alive. Hospitals look for identities. Very sad. I wish I were wrong.

    May 25, 2011 at 8:23 pm |
  4. Bruce A. Lindvall

    If this tornado could carry x-rays 70 miles, is there any chance that Will Norton and others could have been carried in the air for miles outside of Joplin and dropped in the countryside northeast of Joplin?

    May 25, 2011 at 6:48 pm |