• Short Summary

    In Australia, torrential rain caused a flood emergency at the town of Queanbeyan, near Canberra, Australia's capital.

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    SV Queanbeyan club (2 shots)
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    SV Water rising near building
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    GV People evacuating house
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    GV Flooded house (2 shots)
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    GV PAN Water flooding out buildings
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    SV Water rising near building
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    SV Post in deep water ZOOM OUT TO flooded buildings
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    GV Floods round house
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    GV Police rescue vehicle (2 shots)
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    GV Lorries and people's belongings (2 shots)
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    SV Flooded house
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    CU ZOOM OUT Person evacuating belongings
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    SV Family bringing out belongings
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    SV Flooded house
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    POWER: Police have closed the main bridge across the Molongolo near the Queanbeyan Leagues Club. Water laps the basement of the club. People are evacuated from houses along the riverbank. Some of the houses are half under water already. The number to been actuated goes as high as six thousand people in some estimates. Queanbeyan is built around the river bank. Most people were able to walk out. At the peak this evening the water level is expected to be eight feet higher than at present. A false report that the Googong dam upstream had broken caused momentary panic. Meanwhile in Canberra people are being evacuated from the causeway area. Police and rescue vehicles are standing by. The causeway is expected to go under it Lake Burley Griffin spills over a the flood peak. Some of the more fortunate were able to get removal vans to shift their possessions, but less fortunate people moved as best they could. The flood is the worst since 1974 and could even top that peak. Many local roads are closed by flooding away from the main streets.




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    LAWRIE POWER

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: In Australia, torrential rain caused a flood emergency at the town of Queanbeyan, near Canberra, Australia's capital. The floods, which were the worst for 100 years, devastated the New South Wales town and swamped parts of the capital itself. Authorities on Saturday began evacuating most of the 22,000 people of Queanbeyan because of warnings from engineers that a partly-built dam near the flooded town could burst. Reporter Lawrie Power of Channel 10 Cannnel 10 Canberra sent this report:

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    Film ID:
    VLVAFPCDQWMYR0NXXXEE4UKOBWC1
    Media URN:
    VLVAFPCDQWMYR0NXXXEE4UKOBWC1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/10/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
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    N/A

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