• Short Summary

    JAPAN'S WEST COAST HAS BEEN IN THE GRIP OF A RECORD FREEZE IN WHICH NEARLY 80 PEOPLE HAVE DIED AND LOSSES OF PROPERTY AND BUSINESS HAVE BEEN TREMENDOUS.

  • Description

    1.
    AIR VIEW...NAGAOKA CITY.
    0.14

    2.
    L.S.PAN...RAILWAY YARDS FROZEN OVER.
    0.21

    3.
    M.L.S. SNOW BANKED UP BETWEEN CARRIAGES.
    0.25

    4.
    M.S. PASSENGER STRANDED IN IMMOBILIZED TRAIN AND GIVEN HOT DRINKS AND RIVE BY CONDUCTOR.
    0.33

    5.
    C.U. DIM LIGHT IN CARRIAGES.
    0.35

    6.
    M.L.S STRANDED PASSENGER IN TRAIN, SNOWBOUND FOR FIVE DAYS.
    0.39

    7.
    M.S. ENGINE TILT DOWN TO SNOW PLOUGH.
    0.44

    8.
    M.S. SOLDIERS DIGGING SNOW.
    0.48

    9.
    L.S. DITTO
    0.55

    10.
    L.S. CLEARING SNOW FROM ROOFTOPS
    1.00

    11.
    M.S. DITTO
    1.06

    12.
    M.L.S. BARRELS OF WATER MOVED BY SLED AFTER CITY'S WATER SUPPLY FREEZES UP.
    1.13

    13.
    L.S. TWO CHILDREN WALK THROUGH BLIZZARD.
    1.24



    Initials KJ/V/JH/GH


    EDITORS: SEE ALSO PRO 0739/63 NORTH JAPAN BLIZZARDS.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: JAPAN'S WEST COAST HAS BEEN IN THE GRIP OF A RECORD FREEZE IN WHICH NEARLY 80 PEOPLE HAVE DIED AND LOSSES OF PROPERTY AND BUSINESS HAVE BEEN TREMENDOUS.

    IN NAGAOKA CITY, SNOW FELL AT THE RATE OF ABOUT 14 FEET A DAY AND ALL RAIL, ROAD AND OTHER TRANSPORT WAS IMMOBILIZED FOR EIGHT DAYS. AT ONE STAGE, THE JAPANESE GOVERNMENT HAD TO ORGANIZE PARACHUTE DROPS OF FOOD TO NAGAOKA AND NIIGATA CITIES.

    MORE THAN 500 SCHOOLS AND HUNDREDS OF HOMES WERE DESTROYED OR BADLY DAMAGED, 23 NATIONAL HIGHWAYS WERE BLOCKED. THOUSANDS OF MEN FROM THE SELF DEFENCE FORCES WERE CALLED IN TO CLEAR THE SNOW FROM RAILWAY TRACKS AND ROADS.

    THE BLIZZARDS WERE SAID TO BE THE WORST FOR 19 YEARS, AND WEATHER EXPERTS SAID THAT THE STORMS MIGHT RESULT IN SEVERE FLOODING WHEN THE THAW BEGINS IN A FEW WEEKS' TIMES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA22X65KYA3Z6FUJYJJII9Q0RQ6
    Media URN:
    VLVA22X65KYA3Z6FUJYJJII9Q0RQ6
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/02/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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