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West Virginia. Flood #19507

ABC Evening News for Monday, Feb 28, 1972
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(Studio) In West Virginia National Guards and volunteers conducted house-to-house search for more flood victims. Death toll in Buffalo Creek Valley disaster was 66 at last report 300 still missing.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Logan County, West Virginia) 4,000 people homeless as result of flood that swept through 14 mining communities. They find refuge at high school. Grade school serves as morgue.
REPORTER: Bill Zimmerman

[Wayne Brady HATFIELD - lost wife, daughter, and granddaughter in flood. A disabled miner, his only son was killed in Vietnam last year] (DC) [West Virginia Representative Ken HECHLER - blames coal industry for negligence and pollution. Coal industry spokesman blames conservationists for not allowing industry to dump slag in creeks.]

Reporter(s):
Smith, Howard K.;
Zimmerman, Bill
Duration:
00:03:00

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