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Insider's Report (Flood Control and Disaster Relief) #593929

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 14, 1993
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(Des Moines: Tom Brokaw) Periodic report introduced.

(Washington: Robert Hager) Federal flood control and disaster relief assessed in light of the flooding in the Midwest from the Mississippi River; scenes shown from the local headquarters of the Army Corps of Engineers and Federal Emergency Management Agency (""FEMA). [Corps Stanley GENEGA - comments.] Reasons why the levee flood control system has failed this time detailed. The slow response of FEMA to recent disasters recalled; scenes shown from Florida, hit by Hurricane Andrew. [Dade County director of preparedness Kathleen HALE - says FEMA got bolixed up.] [Senator Barbara MIKULSKI - says FEMA has too many political hacks.] Suggestion that the military take over disaster relief noted.

Brokaw, Tom;
Hager, Robert

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