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Los Angeles / Earthquake #214822

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Feb 11, 1971
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(Studio) Los Angeles, California, earthquake death toll approaching 60.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Los Angeles, California) 80,000 San Fernando Valley residents still evacuated from homes below damaged dam. [Mrs. Loretta MATHEWS - says water shortage is problem, stand in lines for meals.] Traffic jams on freeways due to collapsed bridges and cracks in pavement. [Dr. George HOUSNER - says earthquake resistance of overpasses could be incrd. with better engineering and more money; demonstrates high rise blding. model swinging in earthquake. Collapsed Vets. Hospital built before new blding. code in effect.] Damaged power equipment may cause power crisis in summer.
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater

Cronkite, Walter;
Drinkwater, Terry

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