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Midwest / Mississippi River Floods #638174

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 24, 2001
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Davenport, Iowa: Jim Avila) The floods in the Midwest along the Mississippi River featured; details given of the near-cresting of the river in Davenport, Iowa, and questions about whether Davenport has prepared enough for floods. [Davenport public works director Dee BRUEMMER - says seeing dry pavement is a good sign; says the city will be threatened for a week.] [FEMA director Joe ALLBAUGH - says it is unfair for taxpayers to pay for frequent bailouts of the same homes.] [Davenport Mayor Phil YERINGTON - says the city does not deserve insults.] [MidAmerican Glass president Lou MAGYAR - says he wants a flood wall.]

Avila, Jim;
Brokaw, Tom

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