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Floods / Mississippi #263230

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 18, 1979
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(Studio) Receding flood waters in Jackson, Mississippi, and incrd. flooding downstream noted
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Columbia, Mississippi) Preparations of Columbia, Mississippi, for Pearl River flooding cited [Audio TAPE - flood warning given.] Civil Defense flood preparation efforts outlined. [Civil Defense director Jim THORNHILL - notes number of sandbags dispensed; comments on need for preparation.] Flood in Columbia 5 years ago recalled. [Resident Willie PITTMAN - recalls lack of preparation for last flood.] Efforts by farmers and others outlined

Cronkite, Walter;
Ford, Sam

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