• Short Summary

    When Hurricane Eloise moved inland after roaring through Florida in the United States last week, it carried with it torrential rainfalls that have led to widespread flooding throughout the Northeastern states
    Among the cities hit by the floods are Now work and Washington where water has completely washed out roads and left hundreds of vehicles stranded.

  • Description

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    GV Washington flooded streets (4 shots)
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    2.
    GV Flooded Coca Cola plant
    0.22

    3.
    GV Flooded caravan park (2 shots)
    0.30

    4.
    GV Truck passes through flood-water
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    5.
    GV People working with sandbags (2 shots)
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    6.
    GV PAN Water swirling around trees
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    7.
    GV New York truck and cars on flooded freeway (2 shots)
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    Background: When Hurricane Eloise moved inland after roaring through Florida in the United States last week, it carried with it torrential rainfalls that have led to widespread flooding throughout the Northeastern states
    Among the cities hit by the floods are Now work and Washington where water has completely washed out roads and left hundreds of vehicles stranded.

    And as recently as Friday (26 September), the weather service was still warning of additional rainfall.

    The storm dumped record rainfalls on the vicinity reminding residents of the tragedy of Hurricane Agnes in 1972, which hit much the same area with similar results. In some areas, they are expecting this year's flooding to be even worse.

    Hardest hit is Central Pennsylvania. The Susquehanna River rose as much as eight inches in hour (20.3 cm) during parts of Friday before overflowing its banks near Harrisburg, the state capital.

    The river also flows through New York State and overflowed its bank there near Binghampton. It was expected to crest at 11 feet 93.5 metres) over floodstage in Friday night.

    In Washington, reservoirs were opened up to prevent dams from collapsing. This sent a torrent of water through districts of the neighbouring state of Maryland where one county alone reports damage of more than 3.5 million U.S. dollars 91.75 million pounds sterling).

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    Film ID:
    VLVAJJBD0JY2IRP8XY253UK71419
    Media URN:
    VLVAJJBD0JY2IRP8XY253UK71419
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/09/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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