• Short Summary

    Terrible weather in America causes floods and washed out bridges.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "America. Hurricane Havoc! Floods, wrecks, railway disasters - follow in path of 3 days of storm, with 80-miles an hour gale."

    United States of America (USA).

    Flood water rushes down river and past broken bridge. A child is brought across the raging waters in a harness using ropes.

    More shots of floods in different area. A man swims across flood water to reach his sunken home.

    More shots of damage caused by flooding, stranded vehicles and broken roads and bridges.

    Shots of seafront homes damaged by gales. A man sits in a bath that has been thrown out of a house by the wind. He rubs himself down with a towel.

    Shots of damage to the boardwalk in Atlantic City after the storm.

    More shots of flooded streets. Children in swimming costumes play with a rowing boat in the water.

    Shot of damaged pier.

    Aerial view of bridge washed away by floods. A train has derailed going over the bridge - two died and many were injured. Various shots of people working on the wreckage of the express now laying in the Anacosta River.

    N.B. Various place names are mentioned in the voiceover - not clear if places relate directly to images.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    731.30
    Media URN:
    6617
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    04/09/1933
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:44:17:00 / 01:46:04:00
    Canister:
    33/71

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