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“Eyewitness News” - Texas Hill Country Flooding (1978)

Jim Ruddy

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  •  Army National Guard members in an M35 ford the flooded Guadalupe River 
  •  The Army National Guard arrives to check on a children’s church camp and help the family of a flood victim 
  •  Interview with an Army National Guard captain about the flooding 
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In this segment, taped for KDFW’s “Eyewitness News” in August 1978, Dallas-based reporter Jim Ruddy follows members of the Army National Guard as they attempt to rescue flood victims in the Texas Hill Country. As Tropical Storm Amelia dissipated over Texas in late July 1978, heavy rainfall caused the Guadalupe River to overrun, devastating several Hill Country towns, including Comfort and Bandera, claiming 15 lives.