• Short Summary

    Flood in Canberra eased today although there' been consistent rain. About one-thousand people evacuated from?

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    Flood in Canberra eased today although there' been consistent rain. About one-thousand people evacuated from their homes there yesterday, have been told to return. However, they've been warned to keep an eye on the weather and to listen to the radio for further instructions. In Queanbeyan the situation is still scrip but not acute. A meeting late this afternoon of police and State Emergency Service workers, decided that evacuees would NOT be allowed to return home tonight. About five-thousand evacuees will spend tonight in the Queanbeyan Y M C A, a High School and the R S L Bowling Club.

    Floodwater rushing down the Molonglo River has washed away several roads near and has left a trail of silt.

    The Goodong Dam is still causing cancer A short while ago one-point-nine-metres of water was flowing over the lip of the dam. The National Capital Development Commissioner talked about the dam .....

    Floodwaters have cut the Hume Federal and Kings Highways.

    Water from the Murrumbidgee River crossed the Hume Highway at Jugiong late this afternoon. The Federal Highway is still blocked at Collector and the Kings Highwas is impassable between Cueanbeyan and Bungendore.

    In flooding on the far south co the danger spot has now shifted to Moruya - Bodallaarea, following have rain overnight in the ranges.

    The Princes Highway is cut by the metres of water near Bodalla. It's also cut just north of Moruya.

    The coastal town of Tathra, eas of Bega, is o longer isolated with an alternative route over a coastal range to Bega now open.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA91IKT3ZVBOSOVQS1E7XV8YGOJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA91IKT3ZVBOSOVQS1E7XV8YGOJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/10/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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