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Midwest / Flooding / Davenport, Iowa / Yerington #196673

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 24, 2001
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Davenport, Iowa: Jim Williams) The tough day in Davenport, Iowa, due to the cresting Mississippi River featured; scenes shown of sandbagging operations to hold off the surging river; details given of the city's opposition to a permanent flood wall. [Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Joe ALLBAUGH - says it is not fair to the taxpayers to keep paying for flood damage.] [Mayor Phil YERINGTON, RESIDENT - respond.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) The views of Mayor Yerington and of the FEMA director presented. [YERINGTON - explains the precautions taken by Davenport; says we are a river town committed to tourism.]

Jennings, Peter;
Williams, Jim

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