• Short Summary

    East of Paris, hundreds of houses were surrounded by flood waters from the rivers seine and Marne, and in the capital the Seine lapped over the embankment last weekend (February 15).

  • Description

    East of Paris, hundreds of houses were surrounded by flood waters from the rivers seine and Marne, and in the capital the Seine lapped over the embankment last weekend (February 15).

    In this region of Langy, east of paris, the flooded river Marne threatened houses, and boats, instead of cars, were used for transport along flooded roads.

    Further away, in the pa??? of Cherbourg four seamen were drowned and the port virtually cut off as snow and storms swept Northern France. The roads round Cherbourg were blocked by a severe snowstorm which brought down 30 pylons and cut power lines, depriving the area of electricity and telephone communications. Shops were jammed with people buying food, flashlights and heaters.

    The 200 inhabitants off the island of Hoedic, off Brittany, were supplied with food by helicopter after high seas had prevented ships from getting through for 3 days.

    While children taking boat rides up the road found the floods something of a holiday, on the Seine in Paris the barges only just managed to negotiate under flooded bridges. At the Atlantic Port of Rochefort four seamen were drowned when their barge sank.

    Its an ill wind, the saying goes, that blows no good-and one Paris man found the flood waters conveniently situated for car washing operations, as he just swished his sponge from swollen river to his car.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABTC1RF8L1GF15AJHF776BZQTX
    Media URN:
    VLVABTC1RF8L1GF15AJHF776BZQTX
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/02/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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