• Short Summary

    FLOODWATERS HAVE INUNDATED ABOUT 430,000 HECTARES (A MILLION ACRES) OF FARMLAND IN NORTHERN AND CENTRAL YUGOSLAVIA.

  • Description

    FLOODWATERS HAVE INUNDATED ABOUT 430,000 HECTARES (A MILLION ACRES) OF FARMLAND IN NORTHERN AND CENTRAL YUGOSLAVIA. THE WATERS HAVE ALSO FLOODED 150 VILLAGES.

    DAMAGE COULD RUN TO HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF POUNDS.

    ABOUT 40,000 SOLDIERS, MILITIA MEN AND TERRITORIAL DEFENCE MEMBERS WERE MOBILISED TO HELP SALVAGE THE MAIZE CROP IN THE REPUBLICS OF CROATIA AND BOSNIAHERZEGOVINA.

    RAIN HAD FALLEN IN THE AREA FOR 30 DAYS. BUT, IN THE THREE DAYS TO THURSDAY (25 OCTOBER), NEW DANGERS AROSE. THE RIVER SAVA THREATENED TO OVERFLOW ITS BANKS AFTER REACHING RECORDS HEIGHTS AROUND THE TOWN OF BOSANSKA GRADISKA IN NORTH BOSINIA.

    MANY VILLAGES IN THE AREA WERE EVACUATED.

    THE RAIN HAS ALSO CAUSED FLOODING IN PARTS OF HUNGARY AND CZECHOSLOVAKIA.

    IN YUGOSLAVIA, RAIN-SWOLLEN RIVERS HAVE FLOODED VAST AREAS OF LAND DURING THE LAST FEW DAYS.....AT LEAST A HUNDRED AND FIFTY VILLAGES WERE FLOODED AND MUCH OF THE COUNTRY'S MAIZE CROP COVERED BY WATER.

    FORTY THOUSAND SOLDIERS WERE MOBILISED TO HELP RELIEF WORK AND TO TRY TO SAVE THE MAIZE.

    THE DAMAGE COULD RUN TO MILLIONS OF POUNDS..... MOSTLY FROM THE LOSS OF UNHARVESTED CROPS.

    RAIN HAS BEEN FALLING IN THE AREA FOR A MONTH. BUT DURING THE LAST FEW DAYS, EXTRA HEAVY FALLS CAUSED SEVERAL RIVERS TO BURST THEIR BANKS.

    THE SAVA RIVER ROSE TO RECORD HEIGHTS AND TOWNS IN NORTHERN BOSNIA WERE CONSTANTLY THREATENED. MANY VILLAGES WERE CUR OFF...AND THERE THE ARMY PROVIDED AIO.

    THE DANGER HAD PASSED IN AREAS NEAR ZAGREB....BUT FURTHER DOWNSTREAM THE THREAT OF FURTHER FLOODING REMAINED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5G5MHJDGWGZFI96OADV04AQQP
    Media URN:
    VLVA5G5MHJDGWGZFI96OADV04AQQP
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/10/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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