• Short Summary

    THE CYCLONE DENISE WHICH HIT THE ISLAND OF LA REUNION IN THE INDIAN OCEAN ON FRIDAY CAUSED TREMENDOUS DAMAGE THROUGHOUT THE ISLAND WITH TORRENTIAL FLOODS.

  • Description

    THE CYCLONE DENISE WHICH HIT THE ISLAND OF LA REUNION IN THE INDIAN OCEAN ON FRIDAY CAUSED TREMENDOUS DAMAGE THROUGHOUT THE ISLAND WITH TORRENTIAL FLOODS.

    THE CYCLONE HIT THE ISLAND ON FRIDAY NIGHT WITH WINDS OF 125 MILES AN HOUR (200 KMS PER HOUR). CROSSING THE ISLAND DIAGONALLY, THE CYCLONE TORE DOWN POWER AND TELEPHONE CABLES AND LIFTED OFF THE ROOFS OF HOUSES. TORRENTIAL RAINS WHICH CAME WITH THE CYCLONE BROUGHT TREMENDOUS FLOODS RUSHING DOWN THROUGH THE STREETS AND TEARING UP ROADS.

    TWO SMALL GIRLS WERE KILLED WHEN THE HOUSE THEY WERE IN COLLAPSED. A MAN WAS LOST WHEN HE WAS SWEPT AWAY BY THE FLOOD WATERS AND MANY PEOPLE WERE MADE HOMELESS AS THEIR HOUSES WERE FLOODED OUT.

    ACCURATE FIGURES ARE STILL NOT AVAILABLE OF THE DAMAGE WHICH HAS BEEN DONE BUT IT IS BELIEVED TO HAVE RUN INTO A TOTAL OF SEVERAL MILLION FRANCS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA55I5PIVVVGDFJ5E2MLA9W2T7Z
    Media URN:
    VLVA55I5PIVVVGDFJ5E2MLA9W2T7Z
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/01/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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