• Short Summary

    Floods described as the worst in 30 years have inundated large areas of New South Wales and Queensland, causing damage worth millions of dollars throughout eastern Australia.

  • Description

    Floods described as the worst in 30 years have inundated large areas of New South Wales and Queensland, causing damage worth millions of dollars throughout eastern Australia.

    Torrential rain over the 20-inch mark (500mm) in northern New South Wales have swollen rivers and scores of towns are now surrounded by water.

    Emergency food supplies are being flown in by Royal Australian Air force helicopters and small aircraft. Civil defence authorities have described the position around Narrabri and Tamworth in New South Wales as "grim". Outbreaks of gastroenteritises are erupting as water supplies become polluted.

    Animal stock losses are rising -- properties are reporting sheep losses up to 5,000 as the floods swirl through grazing land.

    Australia's main cotton growing centre around Wee and Narrabri is near ruin. Crops or wheat, linseed and fruit have also been lost.

    SYNOPSIS: Floods descried as the worst in 30 years have inundated large areas of New South Wales and Queensland, causing damage worth millions of dollars throughout eastern Australia.

    Torrential rain over the 20-inch mark have swollen rivers and scores of towns in the area are now surrounded by water. Outbreaks of gastro-enteritis are reported as water supplies become polluted. Civil defence authorities describe the situation as "grim".

    Royal Australian Air Force helicopters and light aircraft are working around the clock to airlift emergency food supplies to stranded homes. Flood levels have reached record peaks and worse is expected as the rain continues.

    Australia's main cotton growing centre around Wee Waa and Narrabri is near ruin. And extensive losses to wheat and linseed crops and fruit have also been reported.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABQJA3ITAPIGR8ISGBOQF0TMQQ
    Media URN:
    VLVABQJA3ITAPIGR8ISGBOQF0TMQQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/01/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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