• Short Summary

    FLOODWATERS FROM THE MISSISSIPPI CONTINUE TO CAUSE CHAOS. YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) THE MISSISSIPPI SMASHED A BREACH?

  • Description

    FLOODWATERS FROM THE MISSISSIPPI CONTINUE TO CAUSE CHAOS. YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) THE MISSISSIPPI SMASHED A BREACH IN A DYKE AND SENT A 150 FOOT WIDE (48 METRES) RIVER OF FLOODWATER SURGING OVER RICH FARMLAND AND ENDANGERING MORE LIVESTOCK, HOMES, AND FACTORIES, AROUND QUINCY.

    AT MOLINE SLEEPLESS VOLUNTEERS TOILED ROUND THE CLOCK TO THROW UP A DYKE THAT WOULD WALL THE DESTRUCTIVE WATERS FROM THE CITY'S WATER WORKS. AND WORKERS SANDBAGGED THE WATER WORKS AT DAVENPORT WHERE SEVERAL BUILDINGS WERE IN THREE-FEET OF WATER. ONE CITY OFFICIAL CALLED THE SITUATION CRITICAL. "HOW CAN YOU TRUCK FRESH WATER TO 90,000 PEOPLE," HE ASKED.

    ANOTHER PLACE HIT BADLY BY THE FLOODING WAS FULTON. HALF THE CITY OF NEARLY 4,000 PEOPLE WAS UNDER WATER -- IN SOME SECTIONS ALMOST TO THE ROOF TOPS. THE RESIDENTS WHO DIDN'T EVACUATE ARE NOW FACING A SERIOUS SHORTAGE OF FOOD AND FRESH WATER.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6Q6FEC56RBUJAM4JTV2I0PD12
    Media URN:
    VLVA6Q6FEC56RBUJAM4JTV2I0PD12
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/04/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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