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Worst Flooding over in Methuen

In the wake of the state's worst flooding for 70 years, Governor Mitt Romney has officially requested federal assistance. He's seeking a major disaster declaration, because that would speed up help for private homes and businesses in the affected communities.

Meanwhile, officials are still monitoring a dam in Amesbury that's in danger of breaking, even as the waters recede in most parts of Northeastern Massachusetts. And people are beginning to return to their homes, despite warnings from authorities not to do so. Fred Thys reports on the situation in Methuen Thursday when the sun shone for the first time in a week.

This program aired on May 18, 2006. The audio for this program is not available.

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