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Floods / West Virginia Residents' Protest #498690

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Apr 09, 1978
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(Studio) Planned Washington, DC protest by Williamson, West Virginia, area, over alleged lack of government flood protection reported.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(Williamson, West Virginia) Govt. orders to last year's flood victims that they must move from temporary hsing. many still occupy, due to potential for flooding in May, stated. City officials' statement that Tug Fork River valley still as prone to flooding as last year reported Case of carpenter Everett Tuffland, told to move, cited as example [TUFFLAND - says there's land available on which to build house if one has funds, but without money it's tough.] Army Corps of Engineers tentative plans to build flood wall detailed; wouldn't protect entire city. [Nadine WARREN - says people want to continue living here, but fear flooding and just ask safe place to live.] Residents' demands listed.
REPORTER: Meredith Lewis

(Studio) Flooding in Midwest, particularly in IN and Minnesota where National Guard called in to help, reported Film shown. Flooding of Red River due to spring thaw and recent rains noted.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

Lewis, Meredith;
Savitch, Jessica

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