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East Coast Flood Relief #223865

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 12, 1972
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(Studio) President Nixon to ask Congress to appropriate $1.7 billion to help rebuild communities hit by last month's big flood. Special 1% loans for home owners, busmen. to be made available. Floods resulting from tropical storm Agnes killed 130 persons.
REPORTER: Charles Collingwood

(Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania) Beneath the Susquehanna River, entire city was buried. [June 24, 1972, film of flood shown.] Clean-up efforts continue. Only hearty few businesses are open. [Citizen says entire area should be rebuilt.] Bank mortgages still due on homes that are now rubble. HUD ships in mobile homes. [Owen LAVERY - says things will be put back together.]
REPORTER: Richard Roth

Collingwood, Charles;
Roth, Richard

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