Get To Know Piers Morgan

READ about Piers Morgan's long career in journalism here.

Thank You

Thank you for watching "Piers Morgan Live" over the years. See below for your favorite memories from 2011-2014.
May 22nd, 2013
03:20 PM ET

"Piers Morgan Live, Rewind": Moore, Okla. residents reunite and reassess in the aftermath of the tornado

Whether you fell asleep early, stayed out too late, or simply want to watch it again, we realize it's not always possible to get your entire "Piers Morgan Live" fix from television. As an answer to this, we offer the below labor of love – "Piers Morgan Live, Rewind" – dedicated and designed to getting you caught up and connected to the conversation.

  • Moore, Okla. teacher and student reunite after tornado

On Tuesday evening as the residents of Moore, Okla. continue to recover from the damage of Monday's E-F5 tornado, "Piers Morgan Live" spoke to tornado survivors David Wheeler, his son Gabriel Wheeler and Gabriel's teacher, Julie Simon.

Simon, who along with Gabriel and his classmates, was caught inside Briarwood Elementary School during the twister. She recounted the event saying, "It was like the three little pigs. The big bad wolf coming to huff and puff on your house, I swear. There was this monster coming, and we could hear it approaching."

"We're just so lucky to be alive," said Simon. "We just didn't think we would be looking up and seeing the sky. I think the insulation and the sheetrock that fell on us and broke all to pieces, I think that that protected us from the heavier things that fell on us."

"I want to say she's a really nice teacher, and she was the best teacher I ever had," said a very grateful Gabriel. "She's really, really nice."

  • Photographs of the tornado aftermath: "A lot of emotions ... very emotional time"

Also on Tuesday's program, photographer Paul Hellstern joined Piers Morgan and shared some of the stories behind the photographs he took of the tornado and Moore residents during and in the aftermath of the twister.

"I just got through photographing the tornado itself and then turned up north and was trying to intercept the damage, cutting through an estuary when I came across the school," said Hellstern.

"Just at the moment, the teachers were trying to bring all the kids out of the school, those that could get out, anyway. And, a lot of the crying, a lot of emotions, children crying for their parents, of course, their moms. Very emotional time."

For the next edition of "Piers Morgan Live," watch CNN every night at 9.
-
» Follow "Piers Morgan Live" on Twitter
» Follow "Piers Morgan Live" on Instagram

soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. john A austin

    Piers, I have been watching the tragic events in Moore Town.A reporter was asked why people there do no have individual shelters and the answer he gave was they are exspensive.As an old ex Brit living in Canada I thought of the time as a youngster I had spent time in a Shelter during the bombing.My thoughts went to the Anderson shelter Curved corrugated galvanised steel 4 ft in the ground and covered by earth.They saved many from blast damage which would I think be similar to a high velocity wind.Would these not save lives in a Tornado.I don't think they would be exspensive Take a look at Wikipedia.Our prayers are with the people of Moore town.

    May 22, 2013 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. discover more

    I like the valuable info you provide for your articles. I will bookmark your blog and test again here frequently. I am somewhat certain I’ll learn a lot of new stuff right right here! Best of luck for the following!

    May 24, 2013 at 5:33 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. internet marketing

    May I simply say what a comfort to uncover someone that
    genuinely knows what they are discussing online.
    You certainly understand how to bring a problem to light and make it important.
    A lot more people must look at this and understand this side of your story.

    It's surprising you aren't more popular since you most certainly have the gift.

    July 10, 2014 at 11:33 am | Report abuse | Reply

Post a comment


 

CNN welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the Rules of Conduct set forth in our Terms of Service. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Service.