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East Coast Floods #223625

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jun 26, 1972
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(Studio) Tropical storm Agnes leaves destruction on E. Coast. 122 persons killed, property damage of $2 billion. Flood insurance encouraged for future by reduced government rates. Massive clean-up begins.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania) Susquehanna River recedes to its banks. Slippery sea of contaminated and malodorous mud left in streets.
REPORTER: David Culhane

(Elmira, New York) Slime and mud covers everything; few people covered by flood insurance. Electricity, telephones, drinking water limes all severed. Thousands remain homeless.
REPORTER: Richard O'Brien

(Studio) CBS news reporter Del Vaughn killed during flood in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, copter crash. WCAU-TV reporter Sid Brenner, WCAU-TV cameraman Lou Clark, and copter pilot also perish in accident while covering flood story. CBS News President Richard Salant salutes journalists who take risks abroad and at hone to cover news.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Culhane, David;
O'Brien, Richard

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