CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 20, 1969
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(Studio) Hurricane Camille causes floods in Virginia and West Virginia. 11 killed. Jas River floods force 100s to leave homes. Vice PresidentSpiro Agnew inspects Gulf Coast area. 250 dead.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Gulf Coast) Mississippi and Louisiana Govs., and US Housing and Urban Development Secretary Geo, Romney join Agnew. President Nixon declares region disaster area. [AGNEW - compares disaster to 100 tornadoes. Describes damage.] He assures incrd. federal aid. [Mississippi Governor John Bell WILLIAMS - says no authority to make people leave their homes. Many stayed, thinking they would ride it out.]
REPORTER: Ed Rabel
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