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Flooding / Mississippi River Valley / Disaster Relief #281997

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 08, 1982
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(Studio) No. left homeless along Mississippi River valley due to flooding reported Continue floods in Peoria, Illinois, mentioned. Films shown.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Times Beach, Missouri) Devastation of Times Beach, Missouri, examined; films shown. [WOMAN - notes total losses and lack of home.] [Ralph and Carol PENN - describe plight.] Similar situation of Gary and Eula Waltman mentioned. [Charles POVOLICH - will recover.]
REPORTER: Frank Currier

(Studio) Tightening of federal disaster loan program noted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Pleasant Shade, Tennessee) Destruction of Cecil Munday's tobacco crop in flood last August in Pleasant Shade, Tennessee, noted; impact on his income this year mentioned. [MUNDAY - recalls disaster.] Reagan administration's tightening of federal disaster loan regulations and impact on victims examined. Details outlined on screen. [MUNDAY - notes high interest rates.] [Busman. Gary GREGORY - questions wisdom of government loans.] Small Bus. Admin. loans to disaster victims since 1981 graphed on screen. [Federal Emergency Mgt. Agency spokesperson Lee THOMAS - claims there have been fewer, cheaper disasters.] [Representative Albert GORE - wants law changed.] [WOMAN, Mrs. MUNDAY - criticize situation.]
REPORTER: Bruce Morton

Currier, Frank;
Morton, Bruce;
Rather, Dan

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