• Short Summary

    AFTER WEEKS OF DROUGHT THROUGHOUT BRAZIL, HEAVY RAINS ON NOVEMBER 2, FLOODED THE ITAJAI RIVER, FLOWING THROUGH THE PROSPEROUS STATE OF SANTA CATARINA.

  • Description

    AFTER WEEKS OF DROUGHT THROUGHOUT BRAZIL, HEAVY RAINS ON NOVEMBER 2, FLOODED THE ITAJAI RIVER, FLOWING THROUGH THE PROSPEROUS STATE OF SANTA CATARINA. THE RIVER ROSE MORE THAN FIFTY FEET OVER ITS NORMAL HIGH WATER MARK, COVERING MILES OF WHEAT FIELDS AND VINEYARDS. ELEVEN PEOPLE ARE KNOWN TO HAVE DIED, WITH MORE THAN 100 STILL MISSING.

    THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FLEW AID TO THE FLOODED AREAS AS THE THREAT OF DISEASE SPREAD. MORE THAN 100,000 PEOPLE RECEIVED ANTI-TYPHOID VACCINES AND OTHER MEDICAL AID.

    TO PREVENT A RECURRENCE OF THIS YEAR'S DISASTER, A SCHEME HAS BEEN PROPOSED TO BUILD FIVE LARGE DAMS TO CONTROL THE COURSE OF THE RIVER.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABPRNE5L625IVFHQGNFT2WX6SB
    Media URN:
    VLVABPRNE5L625IVFHQGNFT2WX6SB
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/11/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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