• Short Summary

    In the Soviet Union, the second largest city of Leningrad has suffered serious flooding after the River Neva burst its banks.

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    In the Soviet Union, the second largest city of Leningrad has suffered serious flooding after the River Neva burst its banks. The flooding on Thursday (16 November) was the second time this month that the city had been under water.

    SYNOPSIS: The city of Leningrad is frequently flooded. It is built on nearly one hundred islands of the delta of the river Neva where it enters the Gulf of Finland. Most of the floods take place during the spring thaw, but a deep depression centred over Norway caused strong winds which would not allow the river to drain normally.

    The winds which reached speeds of 60 mph (27 metres per second) increased the level of the Neva by over six feet (193 centimetres). Public transport came to a halt and many of the city's important engineering factories were flooded. Fortunately meteorologists were able to issue warnings to authorities. No casualties have been reported, and damage to the magnificent architecture of the city has been kept to a minimum.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6GLCC00NLJOSBZOVHOVV9YOAW
    Media URN:
    VLVA6GLCC00NLJOSBZOVHOVV9YOAW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/11/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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