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Floods / Alabama / Mississippi / Texas #263294

CBS Evening News for Friday, Apr 20, 1979
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(Studio) Anger by Mississippi officials with regard to inadequate warning by federal government of floods noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Columbia, Mississippi) Details given with regard to flooding of Tombigbee and Warrior rivers in Alabama; films shown. Pearl River flooding around Jackson, Mississippi, detailed, incl. evacuation of Columbia, Ms. [MAN - notes speed of water's rise.] Sarah and Tommy Powell's situation cited. [Sarah POWELL - comments.] Storm predicted for area.
REPORTER: David Dick (WKAG-TV newstape)

(Houston, Texas) Houston flooding detailed; films shown. [Steve LEWIS - comments.] Explosion of Liberian oil tanker after being struck by lightning, reported; film shown.
REPORTER: Eric Engberg (KFDM-TV newstape)

(Studio) Details given about tanker explosion in Houston.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter
Duration:
00:03:10

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