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Washington / Mount Saint Helens #65618

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 21, 1980
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(Studio) President Carter reported declaring Washington state disaster area due to damage from eruption of Mount Saint Helens; his departure for area today noted. Films shown. No. known dead and missing mentioned.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Portland, OR) Update on situation with volcano; films shown. Continued threat of further eruptions noted. [MAN - notes rarity of 1 major eruption not followed by other activity.] Incr. flood threat of nearby rivers outlined. Efforts by United States Geological Survey geologists to determine amt. of volcanic debris present in water cited. [Castle Rock Cafe DINERS - comment.] Evacuation center at local church noted. [Christine COX - comments.]
REPORTER: Stephen Geer

Geer, Stephen;
Reynolds, Frank

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