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Floods / Mississippi River #25507

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 24, 1973
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(Studio) Spring rains add more water to already flooding Mississippi River. More crop destruction, evacuations, etc., expected.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Hannibal, Missouri) Hannibal badly flooded. Thousands acres under water in area. Business district under water. Many families have evacuated homes. (Family shown.) Situation expected to worsen.
REPORTER: Ron Miller

(Jonesville, LA) Jonesville, population 4000, surrounded by water. People and National Guard working around clock building emergency levees. 300 families already evacuated. [Shirley WALKER - says trusts that God will make waters go down soon.] Water expected to rise 5 foot in next 2 weeks
REPORTER: Arnold Porsch (WVUE-TV newsfilm)

Miller, Ron;
Smith, Howard K.

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