• Short Summary

    A three-day rainstorm has given central Florida its worst floods in many years, with more than 11,000 persons rendered homeless in seven counties.

  • Description

    A three-day rainstorm has given central Florida its worst floods in many years, with more than 11,000 persons rendered homeless in seven counties.

    Hardest hit is the Tampa area, where the Hillsborough river has swollen to more than three feet above its normal level, inundating fields, and tearing at the structure of bridges.

    One hundred thousand people were reported to have evacuated the already flooded Forest Hills district when the river overflowed its banks for a second time Mar 20. Sandbags were used to block gaps in the embankment.

    Property damage is estimated in millions of dollars in Tampa and the seven counties east of Cape Canaveral, where long stretches of highway have been washed out.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7KF36GGFP2OVT86XHSL7VCCHU
    Media URN:
    VLVA7KF36GGFP2OVT86XHSL7VCCHU
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/03/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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