ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 23, 1972
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(Studio) President Nixon declares West Virginia a disaster area due to floods.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(Mingo County, West Virginia) Waters of Gilbert Creek recede, but leave evidence of flood. Vincent Perry's house smashed. $7 million in damages estimated. GIBSON - says some call it act of God, but God never acted like this before strip miners moved in. ] Strippers leave mountain tops barren of trees and foliage. Harry and uncle Roy Cline believe strippers cause weakened soil stability resulting in flood damage. [Roy CLINE - says it will take 10-15 years for earth to be repaired. Calls for end to stripping.]
REPORTER: David Snell
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