NBC Evening News for Friday, Apr 27, 1973
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(Studio) Arkansas, LA, Missouri, Mississippi, and Illinois now declared disaster areas because of flooding along Mississippi River.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Saint Louis, Missouri) Mississippi River at highest levels ever recorded in Saint Louis. West Alton, near Saint Louis, badly flooded.
REPORTER: Lou Davis
(Grimes, Iowa) Floods cover millions acres farm land. [Iowa Agriculture Secretary Robert LOUNSBERRY - says floods will ruin many young farmers with loans that must be paid back.] [Farmer Robert FREY - says crop yields will be decreased this year because planting will be delayed.] [U of Illinois spokesperson Jack KENNEDY - says drop in grain production will mean rise in prices grain and beef.]
REPORTER: Dick Kay