NBC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 26, 1973
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(Studio) Millions acres flooded and 10,000 homeless as result flooding along Mississippi River. 12% Louisiana under water.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Mississippi Delta) Damage caused by flooding so far estimated at $400 million. Could reach $1 billion. In Mississippi flooding threatens cotton and soy bean crops. Crops can't be planted until waters recede.
(Sainte Louis, Missouri) Most families affected by floods had no flood insurance. [Stella BREWER - says she and husband tried to keep waters from house by sand bagging but it didn't work. Now everything inhouse destroyed.]
REPORTER: Bob Jamieson (WLBT-TV newsfilm, Jackson) Lou Davis
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