• Short Summary

    INCESSANT RAIN ON SUNDAY AND MONDAY CAUSED HEAVY FLOODING THROUGHOUT SINGAPORE. THE TRAFFIC SYSTEM WAS?

  • Description

    1.
    LV PEOPLE THROUGH FLOODS (2 SHOTS).
    0.08

    2.
    MV POLICEMAN WARNING OF FLOOD.
    0.15

    3.
    MS MAN WADING THROUGH FLOOD.
    0.18

    4.
    MLV HEAVY VEHICLES PASSING THROUGH FLOODED ROAD (3 SHOTS).
    0.40

    5.
    MV SIGN "CAR PARK".
    0.45

    6.
    MV FLOODED CAR PARK.
    0.50

    7.
    MLV PEOPLE THROUGH FLOOD.
    0.55

    8.
    MLV POSTMAN CYCLES THROUGH FLOODED VILLAGE.
    1.07

    9.
    MLV PAN FLOODED VILLAGE HOUSES.
    1.10

    10.
    MCU MAN SALVAGES DRIFTED FURNITURE.
    1.14

    11.
    LV FLOODED VILLAGE HOUSES.
    1.19

    12.
    MLV POLICEMEN IN BOAT.
    1.22

    13.
    CU POLICEMAN ROWING BOAT.
    1.25

    14.
    MV CHILDREN LOOK OUT FROM WINDOWS.
    1.29

    15.
    MLV WOMAN SHOULDER-DEEP IN WATER (2 SHOTS).
    1.35

    16.
    LV POLICE BOAT PATROLS VILLAGE.
    1.39



    Initials AA/V/JF/BB



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: INCESSANT RAIN ON SUNDAY AND MONDAY CAUSED HEAVY FLOODING THROUGHOUT SINGAPORE. THE TRAFFIC SYSTEM WAS IN A STATE OF CHAOS AS SEVERAL MAJOR ROADS WERE IMPASSABLE TO VEHICLES.

    THE MAIN TRUCK ROAD FROM SINGAPORE LEADING TO THE MALAYAN PENINSULA OVER THE JOHORE CAUSEWAY WAS THE WORST HIT. HERE THE WATER WAS THREE FEET DEEP AND NO VEHICLES COULD GO THROUGH. HUNDREDS OF CARS STALLED AND THE DRIVERS HAD TO ABANDON THEM AND WADE THROUGH KNEE-DEEP WATERS TO DRY LAND.

    IN MANY LOW-LYING VILLAGE AREAS SWIRLING FLOOD WATERS ENTERED THE HOMES OF THE VILLAGERS. MOST OF THEM HAD TO LEAVE THEIR HOMES AND STAY WITH FRIENDS AND RELATIVES.

    POLICEMEN MANNED ROAD JUNCTIONS THROUGHOUT THE ISLAND WARNING PEDESTRIAN AND CAR PASSENGERS OF FLOODED AREAS AHEAD. HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE WERE STRANDED EVERYWHERE AND POLICEMEN IN BOATS WENT TO THEIR RESCUE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4RSEDL7ZXSZTDEB28MZTKF9I8
    Media URN:
    VLVA4RSEDL7ZXSZTDEB28MZTKF9I8
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/12/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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