• Short Summary

    In Normandy, France, more than three-thousand people were homeless May 5, after a tornado storm in the night.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Field of uprooted trees
    0.05

    2.
    SV Ditto
    0.09

    3.
    LV Flattered building
    0.13

    4.
    Roof section on telegraph wires
    0.16

    5.
    GV Damaged school with roof torn off
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    6.
    CU Damaged roof
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    7.
    GV Damaged dwelling houses, debris, belongings in street
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    8.
    SV People among debris
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    9.
    Debris around damaged house
    0.34

    10.
    SV Wrecked car, debris
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    11.
    SV Man retrieves bedding from debris
    0.40

    12.
    SV Another wrecked car
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    13.
    GV Debris etc. around damaged factory
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    14.
    LV Overturned crane by factory
    0.51

    15.
    SV Wreckage around factory
    0.54

    16.
    GV Debris destroyed workers huts
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    17.
    CU Child toys among debris
    1.05

    18.
    SV Another workers hut destroyed
    1.08

    19.
    SV Upturned caravan
    1.12

    20.
    CU Worker retrieves belongings from caravan
    1.16

    21.
    SV Ditto
    1.22

    22.
    GV Wrecked dwellings, mass of debris
    1.25

    23.
    LV Wrecked dwellings
    1.28

    24.
    GV Ditto
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    25.
    SV Showing farmhouse, all slates blown off roof
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    26.
    LV Buses and coaches in wrecked garage
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    27.
    NEARER/VIEW Ditto
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    28.
    GV Storm swept area
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    Initials JRG/V/AHS/RP



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: In Normandy, France, more than three-thousand people were homeless May 5, after a tornado storm in the night. Three people were killed and 300 were injured.

    The tornado hit the town of Evreux for only ten minutes, but in that time an area of about two square miles was laid waste. One eye witness described the scene as "apocalyptic."
    In the district around Evreux, fallen trees blocked roads already littered with mangled cars. After the tornado came hailstorms and torrential rain.

    In the light of day householders took account of the destruction done so quickly and so suddenly. One estimate put the damage done by the freak storm at more the GBP1M.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAE4D1N42XO6F97NYOU7938Y4Y6
    Media URN:
    VLVAE4D1N42XO6F97NYOU7938Y4Y6
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/05/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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