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Mississippi River / Midwest Flooding #148733

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 13, 1993
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(Saint Louis: Peter Jennings) Weather map shown of the latest storm across the Midwest.

(Des Moines: Judy Muller) The flooding from the Mississippi River featured; scenes shown from flooded Des Moines, Iowa, which is without running water. [Sandbagging VOLUNTEER, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) director James WITT - comment.]

(Saint Louis: Peter Jennings) Decision by President Clinton to cut his vacation short and stop in Des Moines on his way home reported. [CLINTON - says OMB director Leon Panetta is working on an aid package.]

(Ursa, Illinois: Jim Wooten) Holding out in the flooded Midwest featured; scenes shown of National Guardsmen checking the levee near Ursa, Illinois. [GUARDSMAN, resident Dennis SOHN - comment.]

(Saint Louis: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Quincy, Illinois: Linda Pattillo) Radio station WGEM in Quincy, Illinois, which has become a focal point of information about the flood, featured; scenes shown from the studio. [LISTENER, WGEM operations manager Leo HENNING, CALLER, Norman HARE - talk about the weather and the radio station.]

Jennings, Peter;
Muller, Judy;
Pattillo, Linda;
Wooten, Jim

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