President Truman views flooded Midwest from his private plane.
Unused / unissued footage - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.
American newsreel titles read: 'MIDWEST FLOODS REACH CREST!'.
Missouri, United States of America.
Air to air shot of President Harry S Truman's 'Independence' plane in flight. M/S of Truman looking through binoculars from plane. Aerial views of the flooded Mississippi and Missouri areas showing animals and houses completely cut off.
M/S of American officers studying map of flood area. C/U of American speaking into telephone. M/S of US Navy loudspeaker. General view of deserted houses awaiting flood crest. Aerial view of helicopter starting up.
L/S of mechanical shovel making dyke. Bulldozer and lorry loaded with rubble for dykes travelling along road. People stacking sandbags. L/S of deserted factory. Aerial view of flood waters. M/S of sandbagged Council Bluffs Water Works. L/S of sandbagging industrial site. M/S of dog on a lead. L/S of 'CINCH' advertising poster for cake mix with the line 'Add Water Only'. L/S of helicopter flying over flooded street.