NBC Evening News for Monday, May 28, 1973
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(Studio) 80 tornadoes hit South, Midwest. 40 dead. Many hurt. $ millions damage. 1/2 Jonesboro, Arkansas, destroyed; nearly all Brent, Alabama; Keefton, OK, also hit.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Jonesboro, Arkansas) Worst hit Jonesboro, Arkansas. 3 killed. 100 injured. 1936 tornado recalled. $ 40 million damage. Governor Dale Bumpers asks Jonesboro be declared disaster area.
REPORTER: Fred Briggs
(Greenville, SC) Tornado hit Greenville, SC, 6 other communities. No serious injuries. (Lyman, SC) Lyman also hit. Homes, firms leveled. Governor John West to seek federal disaster aid. (Asheville, North Carolina) West North Carolina hit by rains, floods, landslides.
REPORTER: Dave Partridge (WFBC-TV Greenville, SC)
(Brent, Alabama) 12 towns hit at dusk. Brent hardest hit, almost destroyed. 4 killed. Brent Baptist Church destroyed. 1 killed. Congregation takes shelter in basement. [Elaine STUART - tells of disaster.] 8 killed in Alabama. $ millions damage. Worst weather disaster in 40 years
REPORTER: Kenley Jones (WAP-TV film)
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