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Washington / Mount Saint Helens #270655

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, May 21, 1980
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(Studio) No. known dead and missing in eruption of WA's Mount Saint Helens volcano and estimated minimum damage reported; unidentified geologist quoted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Seattle, WA) Photos of mountain's eruption shown, discussed. Photographer named.
REPORTER: Gary Shepard

(Studio) President Carter, en route to Pacific NW to survey damage, reported declaring Washington a disaster area; details given, films shown. Vesuvius' destruction of Pompeii recalled; White House noted announcing that Carter will visit Miami at later date to review damage there from recent race riots.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Portland, OR) Problems posed by current weather around Mount Saint Helens outlined. [Geologist Leonard PALMER - predicts future course of activity by the volcano.] Geologists Keith and Dorothy Stoffel noted directly above Mount when it erupted Sunday. [The STOFFELS - describe event.] Situation in Yakima from inundation of volcanic ash shown.
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater (KOIN-TV newstape)

(Studio) Agriculture Department reported indicating it's too early to determine extent of damage to crops and livestk.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Ritzville, WA) Current situation in Ritzville examined; films shown. [Tom GERMAN - comments.] [Sheriff Ron SNOWDEN - recalls community response last Sunday to disaster.] [Mike ROHRBACH - comments.]
REPORTER: Harold Dow

Dow, Harold;
Rather, Dan;
Shepard, Gary

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