• Short Summary

    FLOODS HAVE FORCED HUNDREDS OF ESKIMO FAMILIES TO EVACUATE THEIR HOMES IN VILLAGES ALONG THE YUKON AND KUSKOKWIM RIVERS IN WESTERN ALASKA.

  • Description

    1.
    AIR V..FLOODED AREA.
    0.06

    2.
    SV CARGO UNLOADED FROM PLANE.
    0.12

    3.
    SV CARGO UNLOADED.
    0.16

    4.
    LV FLOOD.
    0.20

    5.
    SV PEOPLE IN BOAT.
    0.24

    6.
    SV HOUSE UNDERWATER.
    0.30

    7.
    SV PEOPLE IN BOAT.
    0.33

    8.
    SV HOUSE UNDERWATER.
    0.36

    9.
    SV SUBMERGED HOUSE.
    0.42

    10.
    SV PEOPLE IN BOAT.
    0.43

    11.
    LV BOAT AND PEOPLE ON HIGH GROUND.
    0.48

    12.
    CU LITTLE ESKIMO BOY.
    0.49

    13.
    SV PEOPLE IN RESCUE SHELTER.
    0.52

    14.
    LV DITTO.
    0.54

    15.
    SV ESKIMO MOTHER WITH CHILDREN.
    0.57

    16.
    CU TWO LITTLE GIRLS.
    0.59

    17.
    CU OLD WOMAN.
    1.00

    18.
    SV PEOPLE IN SHELTER.
    1.05



    Initials JRG/N/MR/PC JRG/N/MR/GH



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: FLOODS HAVE FORCED HUNDREDS OF ESKIMO FAMILIES TO EVACUATE THEIR HOMES IN VILLAGES ALONG THE YUKON AND KUSKOKWIM RIVERS IN WESTERN ALASKA.EMERGENCY RATIONS AND RELIEF SUPPLIES ARE BEING FLOWN IN FOR THE REFUGEES.

    APART FROM RESCUE BY BOAT, MORE THAN 200 PEOPLE FROM THREE VILLAGES ON THE KUSKOKWIM RIVER HAVE BEEN RESCUED BY AIR FORCE HELICOPTERS.MORE THAN A HUNDRED OTHER VILLAGERS ESCAPED ON LIFE RAFTS DROPPED BY COAST GUARD PLANES.EVACUEES FROM THESE THREE VILLAGES ARE BEING HOUSED TEMPORARILY IN A MILITARY CAMP AT BETHEL.

    OTHER EVACUEES ARE BEING LOOKED AFTER AT TEMPORARY QUARTERS AT AN AIR FORCE CAMP.THE FLOOD AREA ON THE YUKON RIVER IS CENTRED AROUND THE TOWN OF GALENA.AT THE VILLAGE OF KOYKUK, NEAR GALENA THESE ESKIMOS WERE RESCUED BY HELICOPTERS FROM THE ROOF OF A SCHOOL BUILDING JUST TWO FEET ABOVE WATER.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAN5DCXS8I2GZP6II9LS0C2VFO
    Media URN:
    VLVAAN5DCXS8I2GZP6II9LS0C2VFO
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/05/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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