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Weather / Flood / Texas Drought #55048

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 06, 1978
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(Studio) Deaths and damage caused by flooding in Rochester, Minnesota, described.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Rochester, Minnesota) [Trailer court owner Alan O'MEARA - describes experience.] Details given of flooding by Zumbro River. [Flood victim Margaret PALMER - describes experience.] National Guard completion of rescue efforts noted.
REPORTER: Julie Eckhert

(Studio) Report on attempts by Brownwood, Texas, to get rain in area.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Brownwood, Texas) Details given about drought conditions around Lake Brownwood in west Texas and additional problems due to cave-in of canal carrying water to Brownwood. Senator Lloyd Bentsen's tour of area noted. Tigua Indians' presentation of rain dance reported [Tigua Chief Jose SIERRA - predicts rain for late in day.] City's chamber of commerce cited as group that got Indians to come to town. [Groner PITTS - says Indians believe in dance and if they do, he does, too.] [BENTSEN - announces federal aid to repair canal.]
REPORTER: Charles Murphy

Eckhert, Julie;
Murphy, Charles;
Reasoner, Harry

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