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South Dakota Flood #464517

NBC Evening News for Monday, Jun 12, 1972
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(Studio) Rescue workers search for victims of flood in Black Mills of South Dakota. Thousands of homeless take refuge where possible. 200 people drowned, hundreds missing, property damage $100 million. Dam burst at Rapid City, causing rivers, streams to swell.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Keystone, South Dakota) Community at foot of Mt. Rushmore, isolated since flood. 2/3 of Keystone destroyed. 400 tourists were camping in surrounding hills. [Chevy Chase, Maryland, Tourist, Richard TOBIN - describes destruction caused by flood.] [Mrs. Richard TOBIN - says family held on to each other in fast, deep water.]

(Rapid City, South Dakota) Population begins job of returning some normalcy to life, while search for those still missing continues. Officials representative 10 Federal agencies answer questions on TV, promising home loans and Federal grants mayor Donald BARNETT - says Rapid City needs Federal aid to house survivors.]
REPORTER: Bob Jamieson

Reporter(s):
Chancellor, John;
Jamieson, Bob
Duration:
00:04:10

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