CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 05, 1977
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(Studio) Rainstorms and tornadoes in southe. noted. Floods caused National Guard rescue and evacuation of residents in Virginia, West Virginia and Kentucky and 2 states' govs. have declared disaster areas.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Grundy, Virginia) National Weather Service says waters highest in 100 years in eastern Kentucky and Tennessee and southwest Virginia; Clinch, Powell and Cumberland Rivers all at record levels; damage from floods noted. Grundy, Virginia, almost wiped out. [Flood victim Jerry OSBORNE - says his home ok, but hasn't seen mother for while.] [Sylvia RAINES - saw hers and other cars washed away.] Hospital has to be evacuated. Virginia and Kentucky govs. declare states of emergency. More rain forecast.
REPORTER: Bruce Hall
(Birmingham, Alabama) Report on tornado damage in Birmingham, Alabama, area. Smithfield Manor residents lose almost everything. [Charles GREEN - says home was destroyed and wife killed.] Representative John Buchanan has already requested President Carter declare area eligible for federal disaster relief. Jefferson Cnty., Alabama, has been hit by more killer tornadoes in last 60 years than any other area in nation
REPORTER: Betsy Aaron