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Pennsylvania / Flood Insurance Program #47233

ABC Evening News for Friday, Feb 11, 1977
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(Studio) Temperature in Buffalo, New York, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, New York, New York, cited. Officials issue flood watch for Western New York. When Allegheny River floods, it goes towards Pittsburgh, and in central Pennsylvania, waters head for Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) Flood in 1972 and results noted on film clip. Now Susquehanna River frozen solid. [Public service commercial - Lieutenant Governor Ernest KLINE - warns of river thawing in few weeks Advises people to call ins. agent today and ask about flood insurance] Posters in buses and state liquor stores give same message; Boy Scouts go door to door passing out posters telling about flood insurance Success of selling these insurance policies noted and sales figures cited. [MAN - is moving everything out of basement and 1st floor.] [WOMAN - says "scare tactics" being used about flood.] Pros and cons of insurance program cited.
REPORTER: Bettina Gregory

Gregory, Bettina;
Walters, Barbara

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