• Short Summary

    MILDER WEATHER IN MOST PARTS OF BRITAIN TODAY (WEDNESDAY) HAS MELTED MOST OF THE WEEKEND'S SNOW - BUT IT'S BEEN REPLACED BY GALE FORCE WINDS IN THE SOUTH-EAST AND BY FLOODING IN PARTS OF WALES.

  • Description

    MILDER WEATHER IN MOST PARTS OF BRITAIN TODAY (WEDNESDAY) HAS MELTED MOST OF THE WEEKEND'S SNOW - BUT IT'S BEEN REPLACED BY GALE FORCE WINDS IN THE SOUTH-EAST AND BY FLOODING IN PARTS OF WALES.

    FILM SHOWS LORRIES NEGOTIATING FLOODED ROADS IN SOUTH WALES, FLOODING IN THE WELSH TOWN OF MOUNTAIN ASH, FALLEN MASONRY IN THE LONDON SUBURB OF BALHAM, HIGH SEAS ON THE ENGLISH CHANNEL COAST, FERRY LEAVING DOVER IN ROUGH WEATHER AND THE EAST GOODWIN LIGHTSHIP DRAGGING HER ANCHOR.

    THE THAW BROUGHT A NEW THREAT OF FLOODING TO WALES - AND IN SOUTH WALES SEVERAL OF THE IMPORTANT ROADS WERE INUNDATED BY FLOODWATER AND LORRIES EDGED THEIR WAY THROUGH IT WITH WATER LAPPING AROUND THE TOPS OF THEIR WHEELS. IN CENTRAL WALES A DIVISION OF TROOPS HAS BEEN STANDING BY WITH HELICOPTERS AND BOATS, READY TO LAUNCH A FULL-SCALE RESCUE OPERATION SHOULD IT BE NEEDED. OF THE TOWNS AFFECTED IN SOUTH WALES, MOUNTAIN ASH IS ONE OF THE WORST HIT. FLOODWATERS HAVE COVERED FOUR MAIN ROADS INTO THE TOWN AND THE RAILWAY STATION AND TOWN CENTRE IS FLOODED.

    GALE FORCE WINDS SWEPT ACROSS PART OF BRITAIN TODAY. IN BALHAM, A SOUTHERN SUBURB OF LONDON, MASONRY FROM THE TOP STOREYS OF SIX HOUSES COLLAPSED ONTO THE ROAD. NO ONE WAS HURT BUT POLICE OFFICERS SAY THAT THE ROAD IS OFTEN FULL OF PEDESTRIANS.

    THE SOUTH COAST HAS BEEN BATTERED BY VERY HIGH SEAS AND FERRY SERVICES FROM DOVER ACROSS THE ENGLISH CHANNEL HAD ROUGH TRIPS. THE EAST GOODWIN LIGHTSHIP DRAGGED ITS FOUR-TON ANCHOR FOR A MILE. THERE'S NO DANGER FOR THE CREW, OF FOR THE LIGHTSHIP, BUT COASTGUARDS ARE WORRIED THAT THE PRESENT POSITION OF THE SHIP MAY BE MISLEADING TO OTHER SHIPS STEAMING THROUGH THE CHANNEL. "IT IS JUST LIKE A SIGNPOST POINTING IN THE WRONG DIRECTION," SAID ONE OFFICER.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9DR8OQ8XNT8NA6Z3Z731FBR6H
    Media URN:
    VLVA9DR8OQ8XNT8NA6Z3Z731FBR6H
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/12/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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