NBC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 04, 1974
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(Studio) Wave of tornadoes hits US, killing over 300. President declares 5 states disaster areas. Film of tornado clouds in Ohio shown.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Xenia, Ohio) Almost 1/2 of town devastated. Emergency aid stations set up.
(Studio) Film of IN destruction shown.
REPORTER: Kenley Jones, John Chancellor (narrates) (Monticello, IN) Monticello hard hit; storm's path shown. Governor Otis Bowen requests federal relief, but temporary hsing. for homeless is major concern.
REPORTER: Bob Jamieson
(Studio) Kentucky devastation shown; tornado fatalities highest in Kentucky.
(Brandenburg, Kentucky) 29 persons died in storm'. path of twister shown. [Mrs. Minnie THOMPSON - describes storm.] Cleanup work barely begins.
REPORTER: John Chancellor (narrates), Fred Briggs
(Studio) Alabama hard hit by twister; film shown.
(Huntsville, Alabama) Final count of dead and injured unknown.
(Studio) 54 people killed in Tennessee by tornado.
REPORTER: John Chancellor (narrates) George Lewisr