Anderson Cooper calls tornado damage in Joplin, Missouri ‘post-apocalyptic’

By Kase Wickman
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 9:07 EDT
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CNN’s Anderson Cooper, reporting from the devastation in Joplin, Missouri, called the scene “post-apocalyptic.”

At least 116 have been reported dead after the tornado ripped through the town this weekend.

While Cooper talked about the things he’d seen, lightning flashed around him, including one strobe so bright he flinched and was visibly shaken.

Watch the clip below, embedded courtesy of CNN.

Kase Wickman
Kase Wickman
Kase Wickman is a reporter for Raw Story. She holds a journalism degree from Boston University and grew up in Eugene, OR. Her work has been featured in The Boston Globe, Village Voice Media, The Christian Science Monitor, The Houston Chronicle and on NPR, among others. She lives in New York City and tweets from @kasewickman.
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