NBC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 23, 1972
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(Studio) Rapid City, South Dakota, and Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, damaged by floods recently.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley
(Rapid City, South Dakota) 237 killed in June floods. 5000 homeless. Federal government helping rebuild. William Taylor lost 3 of 5 children in flood; now trying to recover. [TAYLOR -won't leave city.] Mental health problems showing up as result of floods. [Head of Mental Health Committee Sister H. SARTO - tells of mentally disturbed child.] Emotional scars slow to heal.
REPORTER: Bob Jamieson
(Wilkes-Barre,Pennsylvania) More property damage but less loss of life here than in South Dakota. 6700 living in government-provided trailers. [Tom MURPHY - having 26 for Thanksgiving in his trailer house.] [Margaret MURPHY - will cook in trailer. Must salvage something of festivity for children.]
REPORTER: Lou Davis