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Flooding / Georgia Dam Burst #491616

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Nov 06, 1977
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(Studio) Report on dam burst and flooding at Toccoa Falls in north Georgia and damage to town of Toccoa just below falls. Comments of Mrs. Rosalynn Carter as she makes trip to area cited. Other earthen dams that have burst in recent years include those at Buffalo Creek, West Virginia, Rapid City, South Dakota, and Teton Dam in ID; federal report with regard to hazardous dams in United States noted.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(DC) Details of Army Corps of Engineers study of some dams across cntry., for Congress, noted. Toccoa Falls dam is listed as one of most hazardous; reasons cited. [Corps director of civil works Major General Chas. McGINNIS - states policy, as he understands it, with regard to separation of fed. and state inspections of dams. Says this can happen again.] Congress appropriation for dam safety inspection and charges with regard to dam safety by envts., noted.
REPORTER: Carole Simpson

(Studio) Report on flooding in North Carolina, and Virginia, and details of storm system covering eastern US, with continued rain in Virginia and West Virginia, noted. More rain due in north Georgia tonight.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

Savitch, Jessica;
Simpson, Carole

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