• Short Summary

    After the very bad weather, with heavy snowfall and rains, of the last week, the water of the river Meuse has considerable mounted, putting a vast area under water.

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    Roll I



    General view of the Meuse at Dinant.



    View of inundated houses along the river.



    View of the bridge at Dinant, with the stream current.



    View of the detoured roads, along the Meuse, where the traffic is very difficult.



    Between Dinant and Namur, the entire area is inundated by the Meuse.



    Between Dinant and Givet (France) several localities are isolated, 2 fingers. The road leading toward Givet is blocked and all traffic is impossible over a distance of 6 Km.



    View of the imobilised boats on the Meuse.



    Roll II



    Other view of the boats.



    View of completely inundated region.



    3 fingers: View of inundated public square in Namur.



    Blocked road along the river.



    An automobilist takes the opportunity to wash his car.




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: After the very bad weather, with heavy snowfall and rains, of the last week, the water of the river Meuse has considerable mounted, putting a vast area under water. Several villages were completely cut off, the roads being blocked by the floods. All the boats, on the Meuse are tied up, forcing these people into inactivity. The transportation is completely interrupted. The most devastated cities were Namur, Anhee and Dinant and from Dinant all the roads to France. On all these roads leading to France, the traffic is interrupted. If the snow on the hills should start melting unexpected, then a great disaster is to be feared in this entire area.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC8ONIVDWO0C7KY91X3OSKQS8Q
    Media URN:
    VLVAC8ONIVDWO0C7KY91X3OSKQS8Q
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/03/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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