• Short Summary

    VIOLENT NEW STORMS HAVE LASHED CENTRAL ITALY UNLEASHING LANDSLIDES AND BRINGING DANGER OF MORE FLOODING FROM RAGING RIVERS AND STREAMS.

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    FLOODWATERS NEAR FLORENCE.




    Initials AA/V-S/BHH/MM



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: VIOLENT NEW STORMS HAVE LASHED CENTRAL ITALY UNLEASHING LANDSLIDES AND BRINGING DANGER OF MORE FLOODING FROM RAGING RIVERS AND STREAMS. TROOPS AND CIVILIANS WORKED THROUGHOUT FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY TO BOLSTER UP NEWLY MENDED EMBANKMENTS AS RIVERS, SWOLLEN BY TWO DAYS OF RAIN AND A THAW IN THE MOUNTAINS, SPILLED OVER AGAIN IN THE PO VALLEY AND CENTRAL ITALY.

    HUNDREDS OF FLORENTINES RUSHED OUT DURING THE NIGHT TO MOVE CARS FROM RIVERSIDE STREETS TO HIGHER GROUND, FEARING A REPETITION OF THE FLOODS A MONTH AGO WHICH TOOK 113 LIVES AND COVERED ONE THIRD OF THE NATION'S AGRICULTURAL LAND. FLOODING NEAR FLORENCE HALTED TRAFFIC ON THE AUTOSTRADA DEL SOL FOR A SHORT TIME, BUT WHEN THE RAINS STOPPED THE WATER DRAINED AWAY QUICKLY AND THE SITUATION REMAINED UNDER CONTROL.

    LATEST REPORTS SAY THAT RIVER LEVELS HAVE HOW DROPPED AGAIN AND THE SITUATION IS IMPROVING.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9BK2MLW62F2HDEZTLQSX3HGUE
    Media URN:
    VLVA9BK2MLW62F2HDEZTLQSX3HGUE
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/12/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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