Rain sheeted down on Montreal at the phenomenal rate of four-and-a-quarter inches in just six hours.
MCU. Submerged car.
MS.PAN Over flooded streets cars etc.,
MS. Man on submerged truck.
MS. Officer attempting rescue....fails.
Man walks through water .. Officers help.
MS. Submerged car.
MS. Firemen rowing children in boat.
Three children wading through water.
MS. Firemen lift women from row boat.
SEO. Firemen carrying rescued children from boat.
MS. Cameraman wading through water.
MS. Man filling tub with water from bucket.... water flows over side of bucket back into house.
Initials V.L. HR/VCW
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Background: Rain sheeted down on Montreal at the phenomenal rate of four-and-a-quarter inches in just six hours. Drains and rivers could not possibly cope and the waters rose rapidly. Streets disappeared in large lakes of floodwater -- and so almost did the motor-cars parked there. Some cars, as can be seen in our film, were only about a foot away from being totally submerged. Drivers were strained and had to seek refuge on top of their vehicles until rescued by rowing boat and canoe.
Firemen had a busy day, evacuating families from the low-lying area. About 50 families were evacuated from suburban Ville St. Michele. Outside the city, main roads were blocked and would be so for some time, said reports.