• Short Summary

    SWEEPING OFF THE EASTERN COAST OF AMERICA TODAY (TUESDAY) HURRICANE GINNY ... TWO WEEKS AGO?

  • Description

    SWEEPING OFF THE EASTERN COAST OF AMERICA TODAY (TUESDAY) HURRICANE GINNY ... TWO WEEKS AGO IT HAD BEEN THE DREADED HURRICANE FLORA LASHING EASTERN CUBA FOR MORE THAN SIX DAYS. NEARLY 150-THOUSAND RESIDENTS OF THE AREA HAD TO BE EVACUATED FROM THEIR HOMES.

    OFFICIALS ESTIMATE THAT MORE THAN 17 THOUSAND HOMES WERE DESTROYED IN ORIENTE PROVINCE AND ABOUT 13 THOUSAND CATTLE KILLED. DAMAGE TO THE SUGAR, BANANA AND COFFEE CROPS WAS SEVERE.

    THE CUBAN AIR FORCE FLEW IN SUPPLIES TO PEOPLE ISOLATED BY THE STORM AND BY FLOODS. HELICOPTERS RESCUED MANY PERSONS FROM ROOF TOPS AND TREES.

    PREMIER CASTRO, PRESIDENT DORTICOS AND OTHER GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS TOURED THE STRICKEN AREA BEFORE THE STORM ABATED. THE CUBAN GOVERNMENT NOW IS ORGANIZING LABOR GANGS, KNOWN AS THE RED BRIGADES, TO REPAIR THE HURRICANE DAMAGE.

    LAST NIGHT, DR CASTRO, REPORTING TO THE NATIONS ON TELEVISION ON THE CATASTROPHE, CALLED ON AMERICA TO END ITS ECONOMIC BLOCKADE OF CUBA. DEATHS IN THE STORM'S WAKE WERE PROBABLY HIGHER THAN THE LATEST CONFIRMED FIGURE OF 1,125. "EVERYWHERE THERE IS UTTER DESTRUCTION", DR. CASTRO SAID.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4BV8CR9W0I1AIHBFKC938RRH2
    Media URN:
    VLVA4BV8CR9W0I1AIHBFKC938RRH2
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/10/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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