• Short Summary

    ABOUT TWO-THIRD OF THE SOUTHERN PART OF THE PO DELTA IN ITALY IS NOW UNDER SEA WATER UP TO 9 FEET (3 METRES) DEEP.

  • Description

    ABOUT TWO-THIRD OF THE SOUTHERN PART OF THE PO DELTA IN ITALY IS NOW UNDER SEA WATER UP TO 9 FEET (3 METRES) DEEP. THE WATER COVERS SOME OF THE BEST GRAIN-GROWING LAND IN THE COUNTRY.

    OF THE 12,000 INHABITANTS OF THE REGION, 10,000 HAVE NOW BEEN EVACUATED. POLICE AND SOLDIERS ARE ACTIVE IN BOATS, SALVAGING BELONGINGS FROM UPSTAIRS ROOMS.

    MEANWHILE THE WORK OF BUILDING A DYKE TO SAVE THE LAST FEW SQUARE MILES OF THE SOUTHERN PO DELTA FROM INUNDATION BY THE SEA GOES ON UNABATED. THE DYKE MIGHT HOLD OFF THE ENCROACHING WATER, IF THE FIERCE ADRIATIC WIND, THE BORA, STAYS QUIET. BUT IF IT RISES AGAIN, GANGS OF WORKERS WILL BE EVACUATED TOO BY AN AMPHIBIOUS REGIMENT STANDING BY AT THE DYKE.

    OTHER GANGS OF MEN ARE WORKING FROM BOATS TO TRY TO REPAIR THE BREACH IN THE MAIN DYKE MADE N THE STORMS OF TWO WEEKS AGO. THE SEA, NOW AT HIGH TIDE, EBBS AND FLOODS POWERFULLY THROUGH THE BREACH. MUCH OF THE FARMLAND INSIDE THE DYKE IS BELOW SEA-LEVEL.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA83YNDM3PLKS06E2HC6U8IOUB3
    Media URN:
    VLVA83YNDM3PLKS06E2HC6U8IOUB3
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/11/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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