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North Dakota Flood #245411

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Apr 15, 1976
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(Studio) Minot, North Dakota, awaits flood.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Minot, North Dakota) Souris River waters are 5 foot above flood level. Dike system built 35 mile along river. [Construction Chief Corps of Engineers James RUYAK - says if system fails, damage will be greater than 1969.] River to reach 7 foot crest Saturday 12,000 evacuated. Mil. help with preparations. Armory filled with residents' personal belongings. [Resident Linda WOLF - will start all over if can't get inhouse after month] Deputies and National Guard search all hses. 1/3 of city gone. Central business district and 2/3 of city not threatened. [Resident Frank GIESER - describes his despair.]
REPORTER: Chris Kelley

Cronkite, Walter;
Kelley, Chris

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