"This massive storm powered its way right up Tornado Alley," narrated NBC's Janet Shamlian, with hurricane-force winds and giant hailstones. ABC's Mike von Fremd (embargoed link) showed us freight cars pushed off the railroad track in Missouri. He called 2008 "an incredibly violent year for tornadoes" and warned that typically May is the most violent month of all. CBS' Hari Sreenivasan offered the statistics: 2007 saw 517 twisters in its first four months; 2008 has seen 708.
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