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Ice Storm / Nebraska Farmers #245824

CBS Evening News for Friday, Apr 09, 1976
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(Studio) Last month, ice storm affected 200,000 in Nebraska; power knocked out. Farmers in York and Fillmore counties still lack power.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Nebraska) 15,000 electric power poles destroyed by ice storm. Farmers not served by public power commission but by Rural Electrification Admin. (REA). [Farmer Roy STUHR - cites vital need for electricity.] National Guard helping out. Army lends generators to farmers. President Ford declares region national disaster area. Farms' electrical needs noted. REA Bd. relieves manager of job for alleged lack of action during past 2 weeks Farmers face economy crisis without electricity.
REPORTER: Don Webster

Cronkite, Walter;
Webster, Don

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