Tuesday night's tornadoes earned follow-ups on all three newscasts. CBS' Kelly Cobiella stated that the 93 twisters were "the deadliest US outbreak in a quarter century" with at least 55 killed. A storm that touched down in Tennessee was "powerful enough to level well-built homes and to turn cars and refrigerators into missiles. Only 1% of tornadoes become this intense." NBC's Lester Holt and ABC's Steve Osunsami (embargoed link) both featured the human interest tale of Kyson Stowell, an eleven-month-old found covered in mud in a field in Castalian Springs Tenn, snatched out of the arms of his dead mother by the storm and hurled 300 feet. "They came across a doll and discovered it was a missing baby," marveled Osunsami. From Jackson Tenn, CBS' Jeff Glor showed us the collapsed dormitory at Union University where seven students were buried for more than three hours beneath 25 feet of cinderblock and steel. All were rescued alive.
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