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Hurricane Agnes #223563

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jun 22, 1972
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(Studio) Tropical storm Agnes batters eastern seaboard with fierce winds, torrential rains, causing death and destruction from South Carolina to New York. REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Baltimore, MD) 8 1/2 inches rain causes flooding. Residents evacuate homes. Volunteers rescue stranded victims with boats. Highways also flooded. Dams being closely watched. (Alexandria, Virginia) Heaviest rain in 40 years falls in Washington, DC area, raising Potomac River 6 foot over flood stage. Flood prevents firemen from reaching shopping center blaze. (Laurel, MD) Highways and bridges washed away, race track swamped. (Montgomery County, MD) Federal employees, whose work is not vital, told to stay home. (DC) Traffic still snarled in nation's capital. Boats damaged. Rock Creek turns into wide river. Thousands leave home for shelter in schools and churches.
REPORTER: Barry Serafin

(Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) Road to Harrisburg wet but passable. On banks of Susquehanna River, however, 9 days of rain take toll. Some streets submerged under 10 foot water. (Union Deposit, Pennsylvania) Rescue efforts underway. Communication lines down. Clean water supply in danger.
REPORTER: Richard Roth (WHP-TV Newsfilm)

(New York) New York's Allegheny and Steuben counties, 85 mile South of Buffalo, hardest hit. Allegheny River rises 16 foot Farm land washed away, thousands of homes under water, families evacuated.
REPORTER: Richard O'Brien (WBEN-TV Newsfilm)

Reporter(s):
Serafin, Barry;
Roth, Richard;
O'Brien, Richard
Duration:
00:05:00

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