• Short Summary

    ONLY A WEEK AFTER HUGE BRUSH FIRES HAD SWEPT ACROSS HILLSIDES NEAR LOS ANGELES, TORRENTIAL RAIN HAS ADDED MUD SLIDES TO THE MISERY OF THE INHABITANTS.

  • Description

    ONLY A WEEK AFTER HUGE BRUSH FIRES HAD SWEPT ACROSS HILLSIDES NEAR LOS ANGELES, TORRENTIAL RAIN HAS ADDED MUD SLIDES TO THE MISERY OF THE INHABITANTS. LAST WEEK RESIDENTS BATTLED THEIR WAY UP THE HILLSIDES IN THE FACE OF BLINDING SMOKE AND HEAT TRYING TO DIVERT BUSH FIRES AWAY FROM THEIR HOMES. YESTERDAY (MONDAY) THE RESIDENTS WERE OUT AGAIN - THIS TIME FIGHTING OFF A SEA OF OOZY MUD WHICH FLOWED DOWN FROM NINE THOUSAND ACRES OF BLACKENED WATERSHED.

    MORE RAIN IS FORECAST IN THE AREA TODAY AND TOMORROW - ADDING THE POSSIBILITY OF MORE SLIDES IN THE REGION OF BURBANK AND GLENDALE, THE TWO TOWNS MOST AFFECTED.

    ONE RESIDENT, WHO A WEEK AGO WAS CROUCHING ON THE ROOF OF HIS HOUSE WITH A GARDEN HOSE WATCHING BRUSH FIRES SWEEP ACROSS THE HILLS BEHIND HIS HOME, DESCRIBED HOW A WALL OF SOUPY MUD SLID DOWN A NARROW CANYON, SMASHED A SLIDING GLASS DOOR AND COVERED EVERY ROOM IN THE HOUSE UNDER FOUR FEET OF SLIME.

    IRONICALLY, THE RE-SEEDING OF THE DENUDED HILLS WITH FAST GROWING RYE GRASS WAS SCHEDULED TO BEGIN YESTERDAY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4RA1H708R25WBFAH559Q3EZN0
    Media URN:
    VLVA4RA1H708R25WBFAH559Q3EZN0
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/03/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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