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Weather #288192

CBS Evening News for Monday, Dec 26, 1983
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(Studio) Death toll so far from record winter weather reported; details given.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Atlanta, Georgia) Cold's destruction of Texas and Louisiana citrus crops discussed; films shown. Losses estimate for Florida juice industry and need to import oranges from Brazil as result examined. [Growers association spokesperson Bobby McKOWN - notes processing plants are open non-stop now.] [Grower Roy PARKE - describes strawberry crop losses.] [Grower Kevin BRUCE - notes tomato destruction.] No. freezing to death in Georgia mentioned. [Hospital spokesperson Dr. David SHONKOFF - explains primary problem.] Efforts of P. J. Wood center for the Blind to locate homeless noted. [Reverend Albert MASSEY - stresses need to shelter and feed homeless.] Forecast for Atlanta region reported.
REPORTER: Wyatt Andrews

(Studio) Record temps. in Plains states illustrated on map.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Chicago, Illinois) Record cold temps. in Midwest and impact on residents of tenements examined; films shown. [Gertrude HARVEY - is grateful no one froze to death in the house overnight.] [Indianapolis RESIDENT - needs shelter.] [Fuel oil WORKER - is trying to provide heat for customers.] [Furnace repairman Jack HAWKINS - cites inability to keep up with repairs.] Weather-related incidents in various cities, include fires, examined.
REPORTER: Meredith Vieira

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(NYC) Impact of severe winter weather on northe. United States examined; specific situations in several locations discussed. Films shown. [Elaine DICKEY - notes community camaraderie.] Freezing death of child in Albany, New York, explained. [Brooklyn hsing. project RESIDENT - described lack of heat in apt.] [Bloomingdale's spokesperson George TAYLOR - believes weather has affected Post-Christmas sales.] [CONSUMERS - comment.]
REPORTER: Andrea Naverson

Andrews, Wyatt;
Naverson, Andrea;
Rather, Dan;
Vieira, Meredith

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