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Missouri Legislators return as another pending natural disaster affects Missourians

Date: April 26, 2011
By: Andrew Weil
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: 
The Missouri legislature returned from Easter weekend with one natural disaster over and another one on its way.
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OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: Democratic Southeast Missouri Representative Steve Hodges updated his colleagues on the floor about the flooding in Southeast Missouri and the Missourians evacuating from his area. 

Actuality:  HODGES7.WAV
Run Time:  00:09
Description: "About 8:30, a man who is going to be 70 tomorrow, he's built his home 35 years and he said, 'Steve,' he said, 'this is it','he said,' I'm not coming back.'"
 
While on the Senate floor, St. Louis County Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal thanked responders for their work after tornadoes devastated another part of Missouri.
 
Actuality:  NADAL5.WAV
Run Time:  00:09
Description: "It was an enormous effort on behalf of so many people to make a difference and try to put the lives back together of the people who were victimized this weekend."

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Andrew Weil.

Intro: 
The Missouri legislature returned from Easter break with one natural disaster over and another one on its way.
RunTime:  0:45
OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: Democratic Southeast Missouri Representative Steve Hodges spoke on the floor about the flooding in Southeast Missouri and what he says are the consequences of intentionally breaching one of the levees.

Actuality:  HODGES5.WAV
Run Time:  00:10
Description: "What this will affect, if this happens at the end of this week is 126,000-130,000 acres of the best land in Missouri."

While on the Senate floor, St. Louis County Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal thanked responders for their work after tornadoes devastated another part of Missouri.

Actuality:  NADAL6.WAV
Run Time:  00:11
Description: "There's one individual that only survived by 10 feet; another family of 6 people that only survived by 6 seconds, if they had not gotten into their basement they would have been gone."

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Andrew Weil.


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