• Short Summary

    Melting snow in the wake of one of the most severe winters in the history of Canada's wheat belt has causes widespread flooding in Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

  • Description

    Melting snow in the wake of one of the most severe winters in the history of Canada's wheat belt has causes widespread flooding in Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

    Latest reports say the floods are starting to ease, but residents face a huge job clearing up. Emergency workers have toiled for days to keep swollen rivers bursting their banks and flooding a number of towns in eh heart of the wheat belt.

    The town of Lumsden, just north of Regina, Saskatchewan, is surrounded by water and outlying areas of the town are already under water.

    In Manitoba, Indian reserves in low lying areas are affected and 700 Indians have been evacuated. no loss of life has been reported.

    Disaster services officials have warned that there is still a great deal of winter snow to melt and a spell of sunny weather could worsen the situation.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA31ANXYDLXR6P647TK8SGJHDA4
    Media URN:
    VLVA31ANXYDLXR6P647TK8SGJHDA4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/04/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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