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Mississippi River / Midwest Flood #148815

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Jul 17, 1993
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(Studio: Chris Wallace) President Clinton's calling of a flood summit conference reported.

(Quincy, Illinois: Kathy Wolff) Breaking of the levee in West Quincy, Missouri, which had kept open the last bridge over the flooded Mississippi River, featured; scenes shown of water and fire. [WOMAN - comments.] [From Air Force One, CLINTON - calls Quincy, Illinois.] [Quincy Mayor Chuck SCHOLZ - says the impact is drastic.]

(Studio: Chris Wallace) Report introduced.

(Arnold, Missouri: Bill Greenwood) Clinton's meeting with governors and other leaders of the flood states featured; scenes shown from the meeting in Arnold, Missouri. [CLINTON, Vice President Al GORE, Missouri Governor Mel CARNAHAN, Iowa Governor Terry BRANSTAD, Labor Secretary Robert REICH - talk about what is needed to combat the disaster.]

(Studio: Chris Wallace) Report introduced.

(Saint Louis: Mike von Fremd) The health hazard from the flood waters featured; scenes shown from a Saint Louis suburb, where the sewers are backing up. [Two RESIDENTS - comment.] National Guard troops shown trying to shore up the gouged levee in Des Moines, Iowa.

Greenwood, Bill;
Wallace, Chris;
Wolff, Kathy;
von Fremd, Mike

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