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Idaho Flooding / Dam Break #44257

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jun 07, 1976
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(Studio) Cleanup operations begin along Snake River in ID. 300 mile flooded when Teton Dam burst. 3100 homes destroyed.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(S.E. ID) 6 killed and 100 missing and $1/2 billion worth of damage due to flood. Flood crested in Blackfoot; most evacuated. [RANCHER - notes his fear of contamination from nearby chemical fertilizer plant.] Roads and freeways are under water. There are no phones, electricity or drinking water. Panel of engineers and federal Bureau of Reclamation to investigate rupture of Teton Dam. [WOMAN - says she'd be for building the dam again.]
REPORTER: Bill Redeker

Redeker, Bill;
Smith, Howard K.

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