President George W. Bush comforts Scott and Annette Rector in front of their destroyed business in Pierce City, Mo., Tuesday, May 13, 2003. "You can't realize what it's like to see a tornado go right down the main street of a town and just wipe it out," said President Bush as he surveyed the damage from tornados that ripped through southwestern Missouri May 4. "It's hard to envision. But a lot of people know you're suffering, and a lot of people are praying for you, and a lot of people care for you. And a lot of people wish you all the best." White House photo by Susan Sterner.