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Floods / Mississippi River #228078

CBS Evening News for Friday, Apr 13, 1973
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(Studio) Mississippi River continues to flood but waters will soon recede.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania) In June, 1972, tropical storm Agnes hit Wilkes-Barre. Damage severe. Many lost homes. [Flood victim Eleanor BARROWS - says still cries about having lost home it took lifetime to acquire.] Despite government aid, 7000 families remain in temporary hses.; most live in trailers. Psychic scars are deep. [Flood victim Betty GREENBERG - tells mtg. it must fight city hall for what it wants.] People frustrated with dealing with government bureaucracy. Aid for victims is there, but confusion with regard to how to obtain it is general. Flood may occur again. [Pennsylvania Secretary Community Affairs William WILCOX - favors federal program to directly reimburse disaster victims.]
REPORTER: Joel Blocker

Blocker, Joel;
Cronkite, Walter

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