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ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 19, 1999
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) National Science Foundation report on the staggering amount of money being spent in the United States on natural disasters reported.

(Washington: John Martin) The rising cost of disaster spending due to the complexity of society examined; details given of surging populations in areas where bad weather hits and of the lack of disaster prevention. [Report author Dennis MILETI, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Jane BULLOCK - comment on the problem.] [Dell City, OK, homeowner Beth BARTLETT - comments on her safe roof.] [Arnold, Missouri, flood victim John BLACKSHER - comments.]

Jennings, Peter;
Martin, John

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