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Hurricane Belle / East Coast / Effects / Facts #45175

ABC Evening News for Monday, Aug 09, 1976
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(Studio) Hurricane Belle expected to hit E. coast with high winds and rain tonight. Satellite picture shown. New York Governor Hugh Carey has put National Guard on alert and residents near threatened areas advised to leave. Major stock exchanges closed early and United Nations sent all but skeleton staff home. (Long Island, New York) Very few of permanent residents of Long Island have taken refuge away from homes. Wkend. houses not prepared for storm because owners left before warnings came.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith Lem Tucker

(Virginia Beach, Virginia) Hurricane Belle hit 1st on small islands off North Carolina coast. Residents and tourists evacuated to shelters, but peak winds on shore barely reached hurricane speed. As hurricane moved up Virginia coast, high winds stayed far enough out to sea that damage expected never happened. Hardest hit were campers. Oceana, Virginia, Navy air base, deserted as planes sent to carriers at sea and inland bases.
REPORTER: Frank Tomlinson

(Studio) Reporter notes facts with regard to hurricanes.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Miami, Florida) Weather Bureau's Hurricane Center forecasts hurricanes. 1st indications of formation noted. [Hurricane Center director Dr. Neil FRANK - defines a hurricane.] Hurricane season and usual origins noted. Facts re: hurricanes hitting United States noted. Film shown of Hurricane Eloise in September, 1975. Reporter notes location of most heavy hurricanes in previous decades. Film shown of 1969 hurricane Camille as ratings of storms noted.
REPORTER: Charles Murphy

(Studio) Hurricane Belle rated 3 on scale of 1-5.

Murphy, Charles;
Smith, Howard K.;
Tomlinson, Frank

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