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West / Flooding #615333

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Jan 05, 1997
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Map shown of the western counties declared disaster areas due to the flooding shown.

(Sacramento: Dan Lothian) The struggle against flood waters in northern California featured; ground and aerial scenes shown from Meridian, California, Wilton, California. [Four MEN; in church, WOMAN - comment on the flood situation.] The problems of private ownership of levees and the need for drinking water outlined.

(Reno: David Bloom) Flooding in Nevada featured; aerial scenes shown from Reno, Sparks, NV, isolated tiny Arrington and damaged Interstate 80. [Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) director James Lee WITT - comments on relief.] [Store owner Roger CORTEZ, county health department Robert SACK, store OWNER, Nevada department of transportation Rudy MALFABON - assess the damages.]

Bloom, David;
Lothian, Dan;
Williams, Brian

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