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most unfriendly list. detroit number two, new york city the worst according to the survey. we'll wish you a friendly good evening. >> i'm renee chenault-fattah. >> i'm jim rosenfield. see you at 11:00. on this thursday night, the state of emergency as the neighborhoods are flattened by an outbreak of tornados. even storm shelters no match for the flash floods. al roker is here to tell us the worst is here to come. the urgent bulletin sent to local police about one of the shooters. what did they know? pollen tsunami suddenly hitting hard. why doctors say allergy season is coming all at once and what to do to survive it. and tom brokaw's
battle with cancer and what he's doing. good evening. we've been keeping a close eye on tornado warnings and severe thunderstorm warnings in kansas texas and oklahoma on the heels of the wild tornado outbreak that unleashed some 50 twisters across four states yesterday including this big one in kansas. one of the big and most damaging was the half mile wide high one we watched on the air last night. it killed one person injured dozens and left more than a thousand homes and businesses damaged or destroyed. in a moment al roker tells us about a larger outbreak as we head to the weekend. janet reports on the already hard hit bridge creek, oklahoma. >> a massive tornado half a mile wide tearing through
oklahoma. >> trees coming down. back out of here. >> our nbc station kfor in the middle of it in tornado-prone norman. part of a widespread outbreak with millions in the danger. the eerie sound of sirens in oklahoma nebraska kansas texas. >> we have lots of debris on the ground here. >> at least 50 tornados across the four states. >> the destruction is a lot more serious and worse than i imagined. >> in oklahoma city the entire airport was evacuated to an underground shelter. warningsed blared across university of oklahoma campus. dangerous flash flooding left cars underwater. a wall was ripped off a hotel and roads bucked. one woman died when her storm shelter flooded. katie and josh thought it would happen to
them. their underground shelter was filling fast. with their door covered in debris they were trapped. >> that's the most scary thing when you don't know what to tell your kids. >> a neighbor heard their screams and rescued them. >> we save lives because we took action early, and we have a good system in oklahoma. >> tonight with more storms in the forecast it's a race against time for already hard hit. families like this one that lost so much focuses on being grateful for what they have. >> our kids are safe. we're safe. we can rebuild. >> tonight, no roof over their head literally. that's what many families are dealing with right now as another round of storms are upon us. it's worth noting this is fairly new construction. this entire neighborhood was flattened in this same spot by a tornado in the past. lester? >> janet, thanks very
much. we set off the top, outlook for more tornados as we head to mother's a day weekend. al roker is here to break it down. >> we are looking at more strong storms. there's isn't a tornado outbreak now, but we expect it. to give a sense of how strong storms are. in the last hour this is i-25 near colorado springs. they got about four inches of hail. that's how intense these storms are. rivers of hail. it's come to a stand still on i-25. we look at radar. there's a good line of thunderstorms. we have thunderstorm watches in effect until midnight central time oklahoma city to dallas texas. watching lines of thunderstorms. with some of these storms near norman oklahoma one gymnasium collapsed the roof because of all the heavy rain. we are going to be watching tonight for another chance of an outbreak. almost 18 million people few tornados possible from oklahoma city down to dallas.
we move to tomorrow the system continues. in in fact a strong risk. 18 million people affected. we move to saturday, this is the day we're concerned about wichita falls and oklahoma. some could be long track tornados and strong tornados to cause major damage. >> al thanks very much. there's stunning new revelations about the terrorist attack at the antiislamic event in texas. the fbi director revealing the feds sent a bulletin to local police about one of the men that would open fire hours later. our justice correspondent pete williams has details. >> three hours before the shooting ago tack in garland, texas, the fbi says it sent police an electronic
picture with his info. police had no reason to believe he wanted to attack it or left phoenix. there's no indication the police officer that a shot him ever saw the bulletin. garland police declined to say what they did in response to the investigation. the latest plot shows how radically terror recruitment has changed from the time those interested this jihad had to seek out websites that police had to monitor to now pushing out messages on social media urging anyone who will listen to stage attacks where they are. james comey said today i know there are more out there. hundreds maybe thousands are following jihadist social media. the fbi is interested hundreds of potential home grown extremists with cases open in every state. it's a subject that has congress worried too. >> isis is a large organization and can
afford to have 2,000 that tweet 150 times every day. it can afford to have a ratio of two or three recruiters to every one potential recruit. >> the fbi comey says discussions that start on twitter go to encrypted forums the government cannot reed. >> the fbi is so concerned, an increase in isis efforts to get something going in the u.s. tomorrow comey and the homeland security secretary jay johnson will take this to the nation's police this a conference. >> thank you. tonight, millions of uk are staying up late to hear the results of a cliff hanger election with exit polls showing david cameron's conservative party ahead of the opposition labor party. apparently without a big enough lead to declare the outright victory. cameron will have to form a coalition in order to staiy in power. one day after the nfl report on
deflategate found tom brady was probably at least generally aware footballs were deflate m.d. the football game. brady's agent came to his defense as the sports world waits to find out what penalty ifny brady might face. we get the latest tonight from ron mott. >> it's a fine line -- >> on sports talk radio, tom brady topic one. callers sound off. brady has thrived under pressure throughout his career but this isn't a pass rush. today the raining super bowl mvp agent blasted the 142 page wells report as a terrible disa pointment. >> this is one of the greatest quarterbacks of this game and he's a cheater. >> goodell said policy states failure to cooperate in an investigation shall be
considered conduct detrimental to the league and will have discipline. brady refused to release text messages and e-mails. >> tom brady refused to turn over text messages and e-mails. that creates a separate problem for brady. >> on social need i can't, a different fire squad. one writing cheat and lie and you get a super bowl ring. true loser. another wrote cheater, cheater, pumpkin eater. one reporter called it a joke. haters going to hate hate a, hate. #love for tom brady. >> tonight tom brady arrived at salem state university north of boston for a previously scheduled speaking engagement. cameras are allowed inside but must shut down ten minutes after it stops. no word if he'll
address this before cameras stop rolling. >> we're joined by bob costa calling the yankees game. a lot of questions today about whether it was cheating comes down to what would you tell a child playing pop warner. cheating or wink wink part of the game? >> it's not unique to patriots and football. this sort of thing has been going on a long time. it is a rule. let's say someone is off sides on a play in football. you don't say does it affect the play that happened on the other side of the field? you assess the penalty. the patriots knowingly broke a rule. how important is that rule? is it egregious as other forms of cheating? did it have the impact on performance that steroid use or other forms cheating would have? i don't think so. would tom brady still be just as great without it? yes, i do. they knowingly broke an established rule. last night lester i
told you i thought they'd lose draft choices and they'd be fine. i didn't think he'd be suspended. i rethought that. in light of the year the league has had and attacks on roger goodell for being too soft. i think if they go too soft on glamour boy of the league brady and super bowl champions, they'll have to pay. i think he'll be suspended the first game which happens to be the thursday night game the only game the whole country watches that particular night when super bowl champions have the honor of hosting the first game. i think he'll at least get a one game suspension. >> thanks. tonight americans are feeling the effects of onslot of allergies at once. anne thompson has the report. >> spring has sprung, and so has the pollen. you can see it and
hear it. as allergy sufferers unite in misery. >> my eyes get itchy and fell swollen. >> today on this hospital rooftop in chicago, dr. joseph reported the highest tree pollen count of the year. >> it's going to beheavier in coming weeks. >> the northeast getting hit worst. traverse city michigan with the highest in the downcountry country. the long snowy winter accelerated pollen in grasses and trees. >> i always think of this as being the problem. >> yeah these are not really the problem here. these have got showy flowers that we tend to notice. they're making themselves attractive to insects to distribute pollen for them. the ones we need to worry about more are usually wind
pollinated. they don't have conspicuous flowers. >> pollen filled clusters send people to doctors in search of relief. >> people need to rely on overthe counter remedies such as nasal spray, eye drops, rinsing hair at night to get rid of poll ten. >> making sure you don't bring the outdoors in. anne thompson nbc news, new york. there's a lot more ahead to tell you about. tom brokaw opens up about his battle with cancer. i'm brian vickers, nascar® driver. i'm kevin nealon comedian. and i'm arnold palmer, professional golfer. know what we have in common? we talked to our doctors about treatment with xarelto®. me, when i had a blood clot in my leg that could have traveled to my lungs. that's why i took xarelto®, too. xarelto® is proven to treat and help reduce the risk of dvt and pe blood clots. i took xarelto® for afib...
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inches of height. >> how tall are you now? >> i'm now 5'9". i played basketball 6 feet. bang, i went down to 5'9" 5'9". >> tom has a nickname tom the dunking horse. hardworking, tenacious and lucky in life charmed even. then about two years ago a nagging back pain turned out to be much more. >> he looked at me and said you've got a ma malignant say. i said how long? he said probably five years, but we can probably beat it. >> did you think you might die? >> i never thought i might die. that's an anchorman that can live forever i suppose. got up the next morning and did a dumb thing. i went fishing. >> he ended up being
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