INTRODUCTION: In the USSR, two typhoons in three weeks have caused widespread damage in the important agricultural region of Khaborovsk.
GV Flooded terrain.
GV PAN Flooded area TO farm buildings, partly collapsed. (2 SHOTS)
GV TILT UP TO Wrecked house. PAN several damaged houses. (3 SHOTS)
GV Men in canoe.
GV Dairy farm and tractor.
GV Cattle and farmworkers. (3 SHOTS)
GV Flooded farmland.
GV Farmworkers saving the crops. (2 SHOTS)
GV Khor Timber Mill. Timber on conveyor belt.
GV Timber workers cutting and welding. (2 SHOTS)
GV Timber loaded onto railway trucks.
GV PAN Khabarovsk-Vladivostok highway. (3 SHOTS)
GV Construction workers building bridge, and River Khor. (2 SHOTS)
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Background: INTRODUCTION: In the USSR, two typhoons in three weeks have caused widespread damage in the important agricultural region of Khaborovsk. People have died in floodwaters, with livestock, crops and farm buildings being ruined, but farmers have been working hard to keep their loss as low as possible.
SYNOPSIS: It was early in August when Typhoon Phyllis swept across a large sector of the far eastern region of the Soviet Union, causing serious flooding. The River Khor burst its banks, rising to three times higher than its normal level. Some seven thousand houses were damaged. Crops and livestock were lost as floodwaters surged through farmlands. The damage was compounded when a second typhoon, condemned Ted, struck the area more recently.
The agricultural region of Sergio Lazo was the most severely flooded in the whole region. Suffering farmers for some relief when the people of Khaborovsk rallied to offer their help. This livestock farm, although water-locked on all sides, was managing to supply milk to the local hospitals and schools.
Widespread flooding, which has been a recurring worry in several parts of the USSR this year, has jeopardised the cotton crop.
Farmworkers had to act fast to save the threatened crop in the Sergio Lazo agricultural region.
The Khor Timber Mill is the largest in the far eastern part of the Soviet Union. It could not avoid the ravages of the floods, but was out of action for only a short time. The mill is supplying devastated areas with the timber to rebuild the houses, farm buildings, and wooden bridges which were destroyed in the flooding.
Motorways form a vital link in crop-producing regions, and the Khabarovsk-Vladivostok highway was flooded for a short time. But damage was quickly repaired and the normal traffic flow resumed.
Construction workers also had to repair bridges, such as this one over the River Khor.