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East Coast Flood / Relief Efforts #466035

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 08, 1972
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(Studio) Floods caused by hurricane Agnes last month wrought death and destruction in 5 states. Govt. aid slow in coming.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania) Because of complaints, President Nixon sends US Housing and Urban Development Secretary George Romney to report on Pennsylvania flood relief efforts. 25,000 families lost homes in Wilkes-Barre; only 5000 trailers set up so far. [ROMNEY - says food and clothing are easy to get, but housing more difficult.] [Residents complain about lack of action.]

Chancellor, John;
Davis, Lou

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