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Mississippi River / Midwest Flooding #148715

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jul 12, 1993
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(Saint Louis: Peter Jennings) Disaster stories from the flooding of the Mississippi River featured; aerial scenes shown from near Saint Louis, where the people are evacuating. [PEOPLE - comment.] Map shown of the flooded areas in the Midwest while the damage is reviewed.

(Des Moines: Judy Muller) The predicament in the flooded city of Des Moines, Iowa, whose water treatment plant has been knocked out, featured; scenes shown of floods and of people lining up for drinking water. [Iowa Governor Terry BRANSTAD, three RESIDENTS, convention and visitors bureau Vince KOPACEK - comment.]

(Saint Louis: Peter Jennings) Interview held with Vice President Al Gore about how the administration will handle disaster requests. [GORE - explains what is being done.]

(Saint Louis: Erin Hayes) The lack of a master plan for flood control on the upper Mississippi examined; scenes shown. [While sandbagging, MAN - comments.] The role of the Army Corps of Engineers detailed. [Corps' Colonel James CRAIG - talks about cost of building levees.] [Saint Louis University professor Charles BELT - criticizes the Corps' levee control program.]

Hayes, Erin;
Jennings, Peter;
Muller, Judy

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