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Hurricane Bertha / Weather Forecasting #167520

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Jul 14, 1996
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(Studio: John Donvan) Report introduced.

(Wilmington, North Carolina: Karla Davis) The return home of Carolina coast evacuees, who had fled Hurricane Bertha, featured; scenes shown from the beach area damaged by the storm. [Topsail Island residents Len ODOM, WOMAN, motel owner Bruce EVERHART - comment.]

(Studio: John Donvan) Report introduced.

(No location given: Antonio Mora) The shift in the National Weather Service to using a jet instead of propeller planes to survey and forecast hurricanes featured; the new plane shown. [Former National Hurricane Center director Bob SHEETS, jet mission manager Naomi SURGI - comment on the changes.] The financial reasons why quicker, more accurate forecasting is needed explained.

Davis, Karla;
Donvan, John;
Mora, Antonio

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