• Short Summary

    AS THE FORCE OF HURRICANE "CARLA" BEGINS TO WEAKEN ALONG THE EXPOSED COAST OF TEXAS SOME OF THE PEOPLE WHO WERE EVACUATED HAVE STARTED TO RETURN TO THEIR HOMES.

  • Description

    AS THE FORCE OF HURRICANE "CARLA" BEGINS TO WEAKEN ALONG THE EXPOSED COAST OF TEXAS SOME OF THE PEOPLE WHO WERE EVACUATED HAVE STARTED TO RETURN TO THEIR HOMES. TEXAS OFFICIALS HAVE STATED THAT THE TASK OF EVACUATING ABOUT HALF-A-MILLION PEOPLE HAD BEEN ASTONISHINGLY SUCCESSFUL.

    NOW THAT THE DESTRUCTIVE FORCE OF "CARLA" HAS FADED THE DANGER TO THE POPULATION IS THE HUGE WAVES THAT ARE BATTERING THE FIVE-HUNDRED MILES COASTLINE OF THE STATE. MANY TOWNS ARE STILL ISOLATED BY RAGING SEAS. WATERSPOUTS HAVE ADDED ANOTHER HAZARD TO THE ALREADY DESPERATE SITUATION.

    ALTHOUGH THE STORM WHICH LASHED TEXAS AND PARTS OF LOUISIANA IS NOW MOVING INTO THE RICH TEXAS PLAINS, POLICE AND OFFICIALS ARE STILL ON THE WATCH. HELPED BY THE RED CROSS THEY HAVE PROVIDED TEMPORARY SHELTER FOR HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE. RESCUE WORKERS ARE STILL FIGHTING TO SAVE LIVES AND HOMES ALTHOUGH THE HURRICANE HAS DIED DOWN TO THE INTENSITY OF A TROPICAL STORM.

    MANY OF THE PEOPLE HAVE RETURNED TO FIND THEIR HOUSES IN RUINS. AS YET THERE IS NO OFFICIAL ESTIMATE OF THE DAMAGE BUT IT IS CERTAIN TO RUN INTO MILLIONS OF DOLLARS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5YN00TM01K5H7E1OWFJ695RJ2
    Media URN:
    VLVA5YN00TM01K5H7E1OWFJ695RJ2
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/09/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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