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Weather / Snow and Floods #470144

NBC Evening News for Monday, Apr 09, 1973
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(Studio) Snow storm hits Midwest. Mississippi River continues to flood.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Milwaukee, WI) All highways, include interstates, closed by snow storm in Milwaukee. Winds cause snow to drifoot

(Chicago, Illinois) High winds and heavy rains create huge waves on Lake Michigan. Nearby airport forced to close. In South, Mississippi River still threatens to flood some areas.
REPORTER: Jim McCullough (WTMJ-TV newsfilm) Dick Kay

(New Orleans, Louisiana) Army engineers diverting Mississippi River away from New Orleans into Lake Pontchartrain. Environmentalists fear Lake's ecology, rich in oysters, crab and shrimp, will be upset by muddy river water.

Chancellor, John

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