• Short Summary

    In France, hundreds of people living on the southeast outskirts of Paris have been cut off by waters which have flooded large areas of farmland.

  • Description

    1.
    GV PAN Flooded roads on southeast outskirts of Paris
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    2.
    SV Rescue workers being pulled through flooded streets in small boat
    0.13

    3.
    SV Woman looking out of house at flooded garden
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    4.
    SV Man and dog looking out of upstairs window from flooded house
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    5.
    SV PAN Flooded houses and roads (2 shots)
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    6.
    SV Stranded car in water
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    7.
    SV PAN Trees in flooded fields
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    8.
    SV Flooded houses and street
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    9.
    SV Small boat being pulled through flooded streets
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    Initials BB/0300



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: In France, hundreds of people living on the southeast outskirts of Paris have been cut off by waters which have flooded large areas of farmland. The floods follow record rainfalls in the area.

    SYNOPSIS: Throughout virtually all of France, the month of March was the wettest since official records wee first kept just over a hundred years ago. So floodwaters in many areas have risen to unprecedented levels. Owners have had to keep their dogs at home. The flooding turned roads into rivers, backyards into ponds, and disrupted communications over a wide area surrounding the Marne and Seine rivers in north-central France.

    This car was stranded in a very vulnerable place, not far from where the two rivers meet. Farmland here was swamped.

    With roads under water, rescue workers used boats to get around, enabling them to evacuate large numbers of old people.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA16J7XRANK33XI5HSO7FIM1IYO
    Media URN:
    VLVA16J7XRANK33XI5HSO7FIM1IYO
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/04/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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