• Short Summary

    MONSOON RAINS HAVE STRUCK PENANG ISLAND, ON THE EXTREME NORTHWEST COAST OF MALAYA, AND LARGE AREAS ARE STILL FLOODED, AFTER THREE DAYS OF CONTINUE DOWNPOUR -- THE HEAVIEST IN SEVENTEEN YEARS.

  • Description

    MONSOON RAINS HAVE STRUCK PENANG ISLAND, ON THE EXTREME NORTHWEST COAST OF MALAYA, AND LARGE AREAS ARE STILL FLOODED, AFTER THREE DAYS OF CONTINUE DOWNPOUR -- THE HEAVIEST IN SEVENTEEN YEARS. ALTHOUGH THE FLOODWATERS ARE RECEDING, VILLAGERS WHO WERE EVACUATED WADED THOUGH TO RETURN TO THEIR RESPECTIVE ATTAP HOUSES.

    THOSE WHO BRAVED THE FLOODWATERS BY REMAINING AT HOME, HAVE STARTED A CLEANING UP CAMPAIGN. MOST OF THE HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE THAT WERE SUBMERGED IN THE WATERS ARE BEING CLEANED UP. FLOODBOARDS AND STEPS, THICKENED WITH MUD AND OTHER DIRT BROUGHT BY THE FLOODS ARE ALSO BEING SCRUBBED OFF.

    SEVERAL FULLY-GROWN TREES THAT WERE UPROOTED BY STRONG WIND THAT ACCOMPANIED THE RAIN, ARE BEING SEWED UP BY VILLAGERS FOR FIREWOOD.

    THE METEOROLOGICAL DEPARTMENT RECORDED 9.76 INCHES OF RAIN, SCHOOL END-OF-YEAR EXAMINATIONS WERE POSTPONED BECAUSE HUNDREDS OF STUDENTS WERE UNABLE TO ATTEND CLASSES. MOST OF THEM WERE STRANDED IN THE FLOODS. ALTHOUGH THERE WAS NO LOST OF HUMAN LIVES, DAMAGED TO LIVESTOCK WAS HIGH.

    WHEN THE FLOODWATERS WERE AT ITS HEIGHT, BRITISH TROOPS STATIONED ON PENANG ISLAND, HELPED THE FIRE BRIGADE AND POLICE IN RESCUE WORK. POLICE BOATS WERE ALSO USED TO EVACUATE FAMILIES RESIDING ON LOW-LEVEL GROUND.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA92IU9OGB52MGCXDALMP2HY6OW
    Media URN:
    VLVA92IU9OGB52MGCXDALMP2HY6OW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/11/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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