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West Virginia / Effects of Dam Break #250648

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Feb 27, 1977
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(Studio) Dam break at Buffalo Creek, West Virginia, in 1972 noted.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(Buffalo Creek, West Virginia) (Film of flood aftermath shown.) Details with regard to dam burst noted. Psychological damages to survivors noted; postmistress at Lorado, West Virginia, which was wiped out, was Gladie Necessary, who experienced survivor's syndrome, similar to that felt by survivors of Nazi concentration camps. [NECESSARY - describes feelings.] [Lundale, West Virginia, survivor Jane CROWDER - cites own experience.] [Logan Cnty. mental health director June South CHURCH - cites emotional effects on people of area.]
REPORTER: Bernard Goldberg

Dean, Morton;
Goldberg, Bernard

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