ABC Evening News for Monday, Jun 24, 1974
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(Studio) President declares Iowa and Alaska major disaster areas. With publicity, disaster relief comes quickly to areas hit by natural disaster, but over long term period, aid programs become snarled.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania) 2 years ago, Wilkes Barre flooded by massive hurricane rains; devastation catastrophic. Scars of hurricane Agnes remain on Wilkes Barre 2 years later. [Mrs. Jack NEWMAN - thinks most people grateful their lives were spared despite 2 year wait in temporary hsing.] [Mike CHUDOBA - says low appraisals of flood damage has kept repair work from completion.] [Tom DOTY - believes real catastrophe begins after natural disaster hits. Something must be done in DC.]
REPORTER: Jim Kincaid
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