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CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 03, 1976
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(Studio) Colorado authorities confirm death toll in Big Thompson Canyon flood at 88, but predict it'll reach 200. Weather clears; rescue operations continue
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Big Thompson Canyon, Colorado) Helicopters resumed rescue flights at daybreak in clear weather. Drake, Colorado, destruction noted. [Survivor Don CORNELIUS - describes experience.] Day spent carrying out living and dead. Many survivors don't know what to do. [Survivor Clement YOUNG - says has no business; doesn't know what he's going to do.] [Survivor Les DAUTH - says he's staying because of property investment and he loves it.] Officials estimate road repair to cost $10 military, but question is should road be rebuilt so close to river.
REPORTER: Don Webster Tom Highland (KMGH-TV)

Mudd, Roger

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