• Short Summary

    AT LEAST 20 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN KILLED AND 100 OTHERS INJURED BY A TORNADO WHICH STRUCK THE LOUISIANA TOWN OF LAROSE, IN THE SOUTHERN UNITED STATES, TODAY (SATURDAY).

  • Description

    AT LEAST 20 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN KILLED AND 100 OTHERS INJURED BY A TORNADO WHICH STRUCK THE LOUISIANA TOWN OF LAROSE, IN THE SOUTHERN UNITED STATES, TODAY (SATURDAY).

    THE TORNADO BROKE OFF FROM THE HURRICANE "HILDA", WHICH FOR THE PAST 24 HOURS HAS BEEN THREATENING AMERICA'S GULF COAST WITH 120 MILE AN HOUR (200KMH) WINDS AND RAGING SEAS.

    THE TORNADO, WHICH CUT A SWATHE OF DESTRUCTION 50 YARDS (45 METRES) WIDE THROUGH LAROSE, DEMOLISHED ABOUT 30 BUILDINGS, SNAPPED TELEGRAPH POLES AND PICKED UP CARS AND HURLED THEM INTO DITCHES.

    STRONG WINDS AND DRIVING RAIN HAMPERED RESCUE WORKERS WHO USED CARS AND HELICOPTERS TO EVACUATE THE INJURED TO MAKESHIFT HOSPITALS AND EMERGENCY AID STATIONS SET UP INLAND.

    SINCE EARLY YESTERDAY, RED AND BLACK HURRICANE WARNING FLAGS AT POINTS FROM THE MOUTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER AND ALONG THE ENTIRE TEXAS COAST ON THE GULF OF MEXICO.

    FOLLOWING WARNINGS OF THE APPROACH OF THE STORM, AN ESTIMATED 150 THOUSAND PEOPLE HAVE FLED LOW-LYING AREAS OF THE LOUISIANA AND TEXAS COAST FOR THE SAFETY OF INLAND TOWNS.

    WHILE LAROSE IS THE ONLY PLACE WHERE DEATH AND SERIOUS DAMAGE HAS BEEN REPORTED, THE STORM HAS BROUGHT MONSTER TIDES, TORRENTIAL RAINS AND DESTRUCTIVE WINDS TO A WIDE STRETCH OF THE GULF COAST. THE STORM IS EXPECTED TO CROSS THE COAST NEAR THE HISTORIC CITY OF NEW ORLEANS, AND EVERY PRECAUTION HAS BEEN TAKEN TO SAFEGUARD LIFE AND PROPERTY.

    IN THE MEANTIME, PRESIDENT JOHNSON TODAY DECLARED TO THE HURRICANE-MENACED PARTS OF LOUISIANA DISASTER AREA. ENABLING FEDER FEDERAL FUNDS TO BE USED IN REHABILITATION.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9PDADY3O7TFK91JYMAI767S2E
    Media URN:
    VLVA9PDADY3O7TFK91JYMAI767S2E
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/10/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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