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Floods / Tornado #48434

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 06, 1977
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(Studio) Effects of floods in 6 southe. states noted.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Studio) Barbourville, Kentucky, is 1 town hit by floods.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(Barbourville, Kentucky) Attempts by Barbourville residents to curb flooding of Cumberland River noted. [Sam DAVIES - cites use of sandbags to hold river back.] Other towns, heavily damaged by floods, now receive federal aid in form of food and supplies for homeless, but residents' efforts are success in Barbourville.
REPORTER: Ron Miller

(Studio) Another badly hit area is West Virginia.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(No location given) Williamson, West Virginia, like many other towns in West Virginia, Virginia and Kentucky, is accessible only by air, due to flooding of Tug Fork River Cleanup has begun in Pikeville, Kentucky, across River, but water mains there are empty and town has no water.
REPORTER: Charles Gibson (WChigh school newstape)

(Studio) In Alabama, tornado damage is problem; Birmingham area must now rebuild.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Birmingham, Alabama) Damages go beyond material things. [Red Cross WORKER - extends sympathy for woman's loss of husband.] Red Cross tries to find hsing. and offers small financial aid to homeless. Cnty. has had more killer tornadoes than any in country [Narve BUTLER - knows it's tornado-prone area; will now rebuild, then may stay or sell.]

Gibson, Charles;
Miller, Ron;
O'Brien, Tim;
Reasoner, Harry;
Walters, Barbara

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