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Flood Destruction #493424

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 06, 1977
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(Studio) Destruction by floods in Appalachian Mts. noted.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Barbourville, Kentucky) Effects of flooded Cumberland River on Barbourville, Kentucky, cited. 1 man chose to stay in home when town evacuated. [Tip HUDSON, Senior - says it's miserable.] Virgil Frost's house flooded to roof; Tip Hudson, Junior's house flooded, but uncle says he has insurance [Louis HUDSON - says Hudson, Junior said he thought he's only 1 with flood insurance]
REPORTER: Robert Hager

(No location given) Damage around Matewan, West Virginia, cited. Mayor Bob McCoy says problems have arisen, so he carries gun. [McCOY - cites looting problem and lack of National Guard or state police aid.] Tug Fork River believed to have crested, but it's not certain; town of Lovely, Kentucky, still under water.
REPORTER: John Cochran

Brinkley, David;
Cochran, John;
Hager, Robert

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