May 20th, 2014
02:22 PM ET

Moore, Oklahoma, Looks Back on Tornado That Killed 24 One Year Ago

Max Broderick remembers exactly what he did a year ago Tuesday. He ran down fences, drove through fields and over curbs to get his family out of the way of the historic tornado that tattered Moore, Oklahoma.

The dark gray monster that killed 24, including 9 children, was in his rear-view mirror, lathing a 17-mile wound into the landscape that was more than a mile wide in places.

Once it was gone, the Brodericks returned to their hometown just south of Oklahoma City.

The whirlwind - an EF5 tornado, the most destructive on the Fujita scale - had sheared houses, schools, businesses into sticks, bricks and shards that lay jumbled and jagged in the straight-line rows of their subdivision streets.

The Brodericks' home and everything in it was gone, but something else was on Max's mind - his neighbors who were missing.

He and other survivors ran up and down the street. "If you can hear me, call out," he cried to anyone who might have been stuck under rubble and still alive.

The damage was so complete that when rescuers moved in, city officials raced to print new street signs to help guide them through the apocalyptic landscape.

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May 20th, 2014
02:07 PM ET

Colorado Mom Rescued After 5 Days in Wrecked Car Loses Feet

Kristin Hopkins, a 43-year-old single mother of four, is speaking out for the first time describing the horror she endured trapped in a mangled vehicle for almost a week.

"I remember waking, it was daylight and I was like, 'what the heck happened,'" she told CNN affiliate KUSA.

Hopkins said she can only recall flashes of memories from her ordeal and she doesn't remember what caused her vehicle to careen off road and roll down a steep embankment before landing upside down on its roof.

"The next thing I remember was being here in the hospital and I was being warmed up," she said.

Hopkins was finally rescued after a passing motorist spotted her car at the bottom of a ravine.

She had survived, but not unscathed.

Both her feet had to be amputated.

If you would like to help Hopkins and her family, visit her Facebook page for instructions how to donate.

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May 20th, 2014
01:43 PM ET

Heroic Teen Jumps in Front of Truck to Save Friend

In today's edition of the "Good Stuff," a teenager jumps into action to save his friend from being hit by a truck. CNN's Chris Cuomo reports.

Kameron Howell-Meeker, 15, was walking with his friend, Ellie Fielder, to meet some of their buddies, when the truck came out of nowhere.

Fielder described how they were walking when "he grabbed my arm and pushed me when the car was coming."

She was saved, but the truck hit Howell-Meeker dead on.

The teen is banged up but expected to be OK.

And, like so many people we tell you about who are heroes, he doesn't think he is one.

"I don't think I should be a hero, I just helped a friend in need," he said.

The driver of that truck was charged with DUI.

See the full story at CNN affiliate KATU and if you have #GoodStuff news, let us know.

Leave a comment on Facebook, tweet to @ChrisCuomo or @NewDay using #NewDay, and submit your story on iReport.

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May 20th, 2014
01:21 PM ET

What's it Like to Fly 120 mph Over Manhattan?

Last weekend, five veteran skydivers got a view of New York City normally reserved for birds and Marvel superheroes.

The team of wingsuit-wearing flyers, known as the Red Bull Air Force, glided over the southern tip of Manhattan at an astounding 120 miles per hour.

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Two members of the team, Jeff Provenzano and Amy Chmelcki, dropped into the "New Day" studio to share their unique experience:

HOW LONG DID THIS JUMP TAKE TO PLAN? 

Provenzano: We had to get the permissions from the FAA and also from the city. It was a lot of permits. It took months.

Chmelecki: We practiced. We went to upstate NY to a place called the ranch and we practiced on Saturday – our line and we did some math, figuring out how we were gonna put it over the city – we only had one shot so …

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The Red Bull fliers soar above Manhattan on Sunday, May 18, 2014. Photo credit: Red Bull

WHAT WAS THE EXPERIENCE LIKE? 

Chmelecki: For me, my focus was my wingman to my left, so pretty much I could see him most of the time. But I could see Manhattan and I could see the Freedom Tower – I was like 'Oh my god, that’s the Freedom Tower.” I could see Jersey, but mostly I was just breathing and focused on my wingman.

Provenzano:  I mean this one tops it ... I have some cool jumps set up over the summer but this was probably number one.

Chmelecki:  To jump over NY felt absolutely amazing. It was such a beautiful morning and the buildings were shining. And Jersey on one side, NY on the other. It felt awesome.

Provenzano: I’d been looking forward to do this for maybe like 2 or 3 years, I’d been talking about this and it was just like a dream come true to finally make it happen.

Amy shows off her wingsuit on "New Day."

Chmelecki shows off her wingsuit on "New Day."

HOW DOES THE SUIT WORK? 

Provenzano: You have a lot of control with these, you can control your angle. Go steep. You can flatten out, you can control your speed too so you can go faster or slower. It’s a human kite.

WHAT WAS THE HARDEST PART? 

Chmelecki: The landing. It was definitely challenging landing on that small barge in the water.

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The landing. Photo credit: Red Bull

Let us know below, would you ever want to do this jump? 

 

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