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Tornado Damage / Alabama #30963

ABC Evening News for Monday, Apr 15, 1974
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(Studio) Alabama town hit hard by tornado. 20 killed, Rebuilding effort strong.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Guin, Alabama) 2/3 of 1700 population homes destroyed. 85% business smashed. [MAYOR of Guin says started rebldg, 1 hr, after storm hit. Tired, but not defeated.] Most live with relatives or friends nearby. Many eat at National Guard Armory. Different forms to be filled out. 250 mobile homes requested; only 5 received [MAN says it's sad govt, can't cut through red tape.] [2nd MAN says wants to see good place where people can rest, so can put forth best efforts to rebuild town.] [3rd MAN says only 1 person got decent trailer.] Rest complained, 1 man says wouldn't put his dog in it. [Hsing. REP. says not red tape, Everything has to be lined up properly.] Federal government has 3000 mobile homes in Atlanta. People continue to wait.
REPORTER: Bill Wordham

Reasoner, Harry;
Wordham, Bill

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