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American Agenda (Midwest Floods: Moving The Town) #144468

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 14, 1993
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(No location given: Erin Hayes) The federal government's bureaucracy, the cleanup after the flood from the Mississippi River and buyout plans to move towns out of the flood path featured; scenes shown from Grafton, Illinois, while the problem of how bureaucratic red tape is making rebuilding easier than moving is detailed. [Business Scott ADAMS - talks about dealing with the government.] [Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) director James Lee WITT - comments on the system.] [Resident Jean GROVE - explains why she is rebuilding.] Local actions to move out of the flood zone in Tulsa, Oklahoma, recalled. [Tulsa planner Ron FLANAGAN - says we got the houses out.] [Flood adviser Gilbert WHITE - says Americans tend to believe in technological solutions.]

Hayes, Erin;
Jennings, Peter

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