200 people die and thousands are left homeless as floods sweep area twice the size of England.
United States of America (USA).
LV. Flood water rushing under bridge. Ground to air shot, flooded countryside and farms. Nearer air view, almost completely flooded farm houses and buildings, & nearer shot. LV. Flood water rushing over roadway, three men watching. CU. Rushing flood water. Ground to air shot, flooded area showing telegraph posts just sticking above water. Shot of rescue boat going through flooded water. LV. Service station almost covered with flood water. SV. People travelling along in rescue boat including old woman. CU. Old woman sitting in boat with cap and scarf around head. Another building almost totally flooded. CU. Woman holding small child in rescue boat. LV. House with flood water right up to the roof. CU. Small child crying and being comforted in rescue boat. LV. Supplies of food being carried to U.S. marines helicopter. AV. Pilot at controls. AV. Helicopter flying over flooded area. LV. Broken down trees laying over bridge, pan to flood water rushing under bridge. LV. Flood water around house with two cars submerged in water. GV. Houses damaged by flood disaster and car laying half buried in mud. SV. Mass of rubble and car with it's bonnet in submerged water. Travel shot, past wrecked house. LV. Men shovelling up mud in front of restaurant. CU. Shovelling mud onto heap. LV. Receding waters around damaged houses.
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