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Tornado Scene Investigation

President Bush is expected to get a first hand look at the destruction in Greensburg, Kansas, today.

The president is scheduled to fly to Southwest Kansas where a tornado leveled the town of Greensburg and claimed the lives of ten people in the region.

The devastation came almost eight years to the day after a series of tornadoes ravaged parts of Oklahoma and Kansas.

The 71 twisters measured on May 3, 1999, contained the fastest winds ever recorded on the planet and caused more than $1 billion in damages.

A new book tells the story of that day and the story of the Chicago scientist who helped spawn modern tornado science.

It's called Storm Warning: The Story of a Killer Tornado.

It's the work of journalist Nancy Mathis and she joins us from Nashville to talk about it.

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