R-8 (Best Spot news): Gifford tornado

R-8 (Best Spot news): Gifford tornado: Play now!

This entry consists of coverage of an EF-3 tornado that hit Gifford, Illinois, on November 17th, 2013.  WDWS was among the first to report that a tornado had touched down in the area and later sent two reporters to the scene.  Another member of the news team complied reports from the DWS newsroom, as well.  The portion of the entry from :00 to 2:06 consists of a live on-air report from Gifford from DWS reporter Michael Kiser.  The portion of the entry from 2:06 to 3:36 consists of a story by DWS reporter Tim Ditman on how residents were dealing with the tornado aftermath.  The story's anchor lead read as follows:  For Gifford residents, the long road of recovery has begun.  Tim Ditman has more.  The portion of the entry from 3:36 to 5:00 consists of a story by DWS reporter Michael Kiser on how law enforcement and emergency officials were dealing with the tornado aftermath.  The story's anchor lead read as follows:  Local law enforcement and emergency management agency officials are continuing the process of assessing the damage in a small Champaign County community after it was devastated by a tornado. Michael Kiser has more.  The story's anchor tag read as follows:  Emergency crews from many different communities all over the area responded to Gifford in the aftermath of the devastating tornado.

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