CNN Radio News Day: May 21, 2013
Dana Ulepich looks at the debris from her house destroyed by a powerful tornado ripped through the area on May 20, 2013 in Moore, Oklahoma.
May 21st, 2013
04:36 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: May 21, 2013

CNN Radio News Day is an evening news program providing an informative, thoughtful and creative look at the day's events. It's posted Monday through Friday at 4:30 pm ET.

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(CNN) – Welcome to CNN Radio News Day. Here are some of the stories we're covering in today's show:

  • One of the "most horrific storms and disasters that this state has ever faced." That's how Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin described what happened to her state late Monday afternoon. The day after a massive tornado with wind speeds of 190 mph pulverized the town of Moore, residents and emergency workers are trying to come to grips not only with the destruction, but loss of life. The death toll of 24, including nine children, is likely to rise. More than 200 are injured.  Survivors like Norma Bautista are having trouble processing the reality:

"I'm speechless. How did this happen? Why did this happen?...In an instant, everthing's gone." FULL POST

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