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ABC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 05, 1976
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(Studio) 78 bodies in Loveland, Colorado, morgue after flash flood of Big Thompson River Valley last wkend. Death count expected to be above 100. Survivors returning to homes.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Cedar Grove, Colorado) [Bill RHINEHART - points out his house ] Rhinehart and wife lived in house until last Saturday night; he and some of family return to look at remains of home. [RHINEHART - describes experience. Relates good news - his cat is alive.] Reporter asks about yard before flood. [RHINEHART - says it was dream, but now he can't believe the mess.] Of 35 who lived here, 11 gone. Reporter questions Rhinehart with regard to previous plans for home. [RHINEHART - says had planned to have something that was paid for to leave to sons; now all is gone.] 60 years ago Big Thompson River course changed by people who lived there; now it's back where it was.
REPORTER: Betsy Aaron

Aaron, Betsy;
Reasoner, Harry

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