• Short Summary

    U.S. Air Force personnel from Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, have been working around?

  • Description

    (a).
    Aerial of lowlands by river
    2 ft

    (b).
    Aerial of flooded area
    4 ft

    (c).
    Road across river under water
    4 ft

    (d).
    Flooded service station
    5 ft

    (e).
    Flooded residential area
    16 ft

    (f).
    Mobile homes being relocated
    14 ft

    (g).
    Fertilizer being removed from warehouse and pat in railroad car for movement
    13 ft

    (h).
    Airmen filling sandbags and loading them onto truck
    5 ft

    (i).
    Teenagers and Air Force chaplain building dike around school
    15 ft



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: U.S. Air Force personnel from Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, have been working around the clock since mid-April assisting area residents fight flood conditions caused by the overflow of Lake Darling and the Mouse River.

    Normally, the Mouse River is from eight to nine feet deep in mid-April. This year, because of excess runoff from the Des Lac Basin, it is expected to crest at approximately 21 feet on April 24.

    More than 2,350 Air Force personnel have been involved in flood assistance work. In addition to aerial surveillance, airmen and teenage military dependents have helped fill and install 15,500 sandbags, assisted in moving 1,700 tons of dangerous ammonium nitrate fertilizer found stored in a partially inundated warehouse, moved personal belongings for threatened families, and helped relocate mobile homes.

    More than 1,600 box lunches have been prepared and distributed by the airmen's wives. Teenage children of the Air Force personnel, supervised by Chaplain (Captain) Gil L. Allman, built protective dikes around city school buildings.

    Air Force and Civil Air Patrol personnel are also involved in flood control measures at other locations in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9GH718ON59221NZB8GLCZXW03
    Media URN:
    VLVA9GH718ON59221NZB8GLCZXW03
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/04/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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