• Short Summary

    Rain sheeted down on Montreal at the phenomenal rate of four-and-a-quarter inches in just six hours.

  • Description

    Rain sheeted down on Montreal at the phenomenal rate of four-and-a-quarter inches in just six hours. Drains and rivers could not possibly cope and the waters rose rapidly. Streets disappeared in large lakes of floodwater -- and so almost did the motor-cars parked there. Some cars, as can be seen in our film, were only about a foot away from being totally submerged. Drivers were strained and had to seek refuge on top of their vehicles until rescued by rowing boat and canoe.

    Firemen had a busy day, evacuating families from the low-lying area. About 50 families were evacuated from suburban Ville St. Michele. Outside the city, main roads were blocked and would be so for some time, said reports.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABZK94KRJQK71886FOCTM9VDLD
    Media URN:
    VLVABZK94KRJQK71886FOCTM9VDLD
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/07/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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