• Short Summary

    TORRENTIAL RAIN HAS CAUSED WIDESPREAD HAVOC AND LOSS OF LIFE IN PORTUGAL, SPAIN AND NORTHERN MOROCCO.

  • Description

    TORRENTIAL RAIN HAS CAUSED WIDESPREAD HAVOC AND LOSS OF LIFE IN PORTUGAL, SPAIN AND NORTHERN MOROCCO. WORST HIT IS AN AREA ABOUT 50 MILES (78 KMS) NORTH EAST OF LISBON WHERE FLOODWATERS UP TO 56 FEET (17 MTRS) DEEP HAVE CLAIMED AT THREE LIVES.

    THE FLOODS IN PORTUGAL HAVE BEEN DESCRIBED AS AMONG THE WORST THIS CENTURY. MASSIVE RELIEF OPERATIONS HAVE BEEN LAUNCHED HAD SEARCHES STARTED TO LOCATE MANY PEOPLE WHO HAVE NOT BEEN SEEN FOR DAYS.

    THE RAIN SWOLLEN WATERS OF THE TAGUS HAVE SPREAD OVER THE VAST AREAS OF FERTILE PASTURELAND IN THE RIBATEJO REGION. AROUND SANTAREM CROPS HAVE BEEN RUINED, HOMES FLOODED AND COMMUNICATIONS CUT. THE KNOWN DEATH TOLL STANDS AT THREE. THE VICTIMS WERE DROWNED IN A WINE CELLAR WHEN FLOOD WATERS POURED THROUGH THE STREETS OF A TOWN NEAR SANTAREM AND INUNDATED THE LOWER FLOORS OF MANY HOMES. THE TOWN IS LYING UNDER THE HIGHEST WATER LEVEL THIS CENTURY.

    THE ENTIRE AREA HAS BEEN TURNED INTO A HUGE LAKE WITH ONLY THE TOPS OF TREES AND FARMS SHOWING ABOVE THE SWIRLING FLOODWATERS. AGRICULTURE, INDUSTRY AND COMMERCE IS AT A STANDSTILL.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5TOP0OXXE0CLKTTD2TKDV5IIF
    Media URN:
    VLVA5TOP0OXXE0CLKTTD2TKDV5IIF
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/01/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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