Various shots (including aerial footage) of flooded towns, houses floating down river, and the Grand Coulee dam overflowing.
Vanport, Oregon and North West America (United States of America / USA)
CU. Full screen, Map of flood area, showing Oregon, Washington, Idaho and the Canadian border. Animated arrow points to Vanport. MS Road sign reading 'Vanport'. pan through to LS of flood scene, spectators stand and watch. MS Houses floating around in swirling flood water, including people standing on their roof. (4 shots). MS Exterior of an American Red Cross centre. MS and CU Interior of centre, flood homeless receiving attention. (3 shots). LS Aerial view of the flood scene at Bonner's Ferry, Idaho, on the Coct'nee / Kootenai River. LS Floods, at roof top level. MS Three American /US soldiers on the scene.
MS Diver searching for underwater dead. LS Aerial view of flooded plains and highways. (2 scenes). MS and CU Water pouring through the Grand Coulee dam. CU and MS Swirling flood waters, river bank eroding. (4 shots). LS Aerial view of flooded land. LS The road across the Grand Coulee dam on the Columbia River overflowing. CU. Map of NW corner of the United States as above. LS Aerial view of flooded river and tributary. (2 shots). LS Aerial view of rowing boats in the flooded streets of small town. MS Flooded small town with vehicles stranded in street. MS Moving shot passing small town cinema, reading 'No Showing for 30 days'. MS Entrance to the interstate telephone exchange, sandbags at front door. MS Worker sandbags door inside the exchange, whilst female telephonist operates exchange with her chair on a desk. MS Telephone operator at work plugging board. LS Flood scene with hills and snow-capped mountains in background. (2 shots).
Note: "Date received" on original paperwork reads 7/6/48.