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Winter Weather / West / California Mudslide #776883

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jan 13, 2005
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(Studio: Dan Rather) The order for search teams at the La Conchita mudslide in California to leave for their own safety noted.

(La Conchita, California: Jerry Bowen) The danger from the excessive rains in the West featured; details given of the risk of more mudslides in La Conchita, where many residents are choosing to rebuild, & elsewhere; scenes shown of rescue workers at La Conchita attending a ceremony for the victims, Los Angeles residents evacuating, collapsed houses in St. George, Utah, & flood-damaged houses in Beaver Dam, Arizona. [Ventura County Fire Department Chief Bob ROPER†, Sheriff Bob BROOKS†- warn that the area is hazardous.] [La Conchita residents Jamon PEARISO†, Diane HART†- explain why some will stay & they will leave.] [Beaver Dam resident Dick WALKER†- describes the flood from the dam break.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) A weather system wreaking havoc across much of the country noted; map shown; scenes shown of tornado damage in Union County, Arkansas, & Homer, Louisiana, and flooding in Grand Rapids, Ohio.

Rather, Dan;
Bowen, Jerry

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