• Short Summary

    In the Philippines, at least twenty thousand people fled their homes on Tuesday (10 October) as a tropical storm lashed northern parts of the country.

  • Description

    In the Philippines, at least twenty thousand people fled their homes on Tuesday (10 October) as a tropical storm lashed northern parts of the country.

    SYNOPSIS: The capital, Manila, was severely flooded, and at one stage on Tuesday (10 October) the water was waist high. The tropical storm, nicknamed Nina, later crossed into the South China Sea. But weather officials warned that another storm had been sighted over the Pacific, which could mean more trouble.

    Tropical storm Nina flooded thousands of homes in Manila and made roads impassable. The Red Cross immediately began preparing emergency centres for the homeless. But casualties were low, with early reports saying three people had been drowned.

    The floodwaters caused dozens of buildings to collapse, and rescue workers moved in early to prevent the casualty list from rising. But their efforts were hampered by winds of up to 70 miles per hour (110 kph). The winds also paralysed all air, sea and land traffic to and from Manila.

    The capital's social welfare centres started distributing food to the homeless, and arranged temporary shelter for the thousands of civilians displaced by the floods. But, for rescue teams in Manila, the work has just begun.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA44BNROB7YM2IC02HC38DL3MBW
    Media URN:
    VLVA44BNROB7YM2IC02HC38DL3MBW
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/10/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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