Search the Archive

East Coast Flood Relief #21455

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 12, 1972
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio) President Nixon to ask Congress to approve $1.7 billion for flood relief for victims of tropical storm Agnes.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania) Thousands of people still use relief shelters due to lack of adequate housing. Care of elderly in shelters is full-time job. (Many rest homes, hospitals destroyed in flood.) Clean-up efforts continue. Unemployment due to damaged businesses is enormous. Fed. agencies send task forces into disaster areas to coordinate relief efforts and help begin rebuilding. Restoration of power and sanitation facilities are prerequisites to providing housing. 1st of 10,000 mobile homes on order have arrived, but demand outstrips supply. [OEP, Francis TOBIN - says mobile homes will be shipped in from other parts of country. Small Business Admin. funnels loans to home owners and businessmen. Residents get detailed instructions on filing claims to avoid delay.
REPORTER: Bill Brannigan

Brannigan, Bill;
Smith, Howard K.

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.