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Rain and Floods / Georgia Dam Collapse / Dam Safety / North Carolina Floods #249756

CBS Evening News for Monday, Nov 07, 1977
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(Studio) President Carter's declaration of Toccoa, Georgia, as disaster area in wake of dam burst there noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Toccoa, Georgia) Report on aftermath of flood and cleanup efforts; damage to area, include Toccoa Falls Bible College, noted. [Georgia governor's office spokesperson Tom PERDUE - notes difficulty of finding cause of dam burst, due to complete demolition of dam.] Army Corps of Engineers spokesperson Colonel Frank Walter's speculation with regard to dam burst cited. Other dams in Georgia designated by Corps as hazardous and details with regard to designation and inspection stated. [Corps spokesperson General Kenneth McINTYRE - notes need for inspection of small dams across US.]
REPORTER: Bruce Hall

(Studio) House subcommittee 's hearings on dam safety earlier in year noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) [Subcommittee chairperson Leo RYAN - cites belief that other dams have same potential as Toccoa dam did to burst; cites Kelley Barnes Dam as example] Congress provision for Corps inspection of dams, but without funds to carry it out, noted. [RYAN - cites money spent on airport safety and says dam safety ought to have same spent on it.] Ryan's suggestion of putting jobless to work repairing dams noted.
REPORTER: Jed Duvall

(Studio) Report on flooding due to rain in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mts. (Film shown.)
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Duvall, Jed;
Hall, Bruce

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