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CNN Evening News for Monday, Jun 23, 2008
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) What is happening in the flood zone in the Midwest introduced.

(Grafton, Illinois: Gary Tuchman) The misery from the floods in the Midwest featured; scenes shown from Grafton, Illinois, where a store is being emptied because the river has not crested and the streets are flooded. [Store owners Jim and Linda TOLLEY†- comment on their business and the river.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Keeping Them Honest segment introduced.

(Gulfport, Illinois: David Mattingly) The flooding in the river town of Gulfport, Illinois, featured; scenes shown of the levee that collapsed and flooding in the town; details given about the issue of flood insurance. [FEMA Floodplain Management Terry Reuss FELL†- states the FEMA position on flood insurance.] [Senator Chris DODD - comments on the flood insurance issue.] ["The Edge of Disaster" author Stephen FLYNN†- cites climate change and more frequent storms.] [Gulfport resident Rick GERSTEL†- says he won't go back.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Tuchman, Gary;
Mattingly, David

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