• Short Summary

    BAROSSA VALLEY, SOUTH AUSTRALIA

    Water swept through several towns in South Australia on March 2 causing hundreds of people to be evacuated.

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    1. TRACKING SHOT Flooded street in a Barossa Valley town. 0.10
    2. SV PAN & GV Floods around Barossa Valley Tourist Park as river pours through burst bank. (2 SHOTS) 0.21
    3. GV Caravans being washed away by floods. (3 SHOTS) 0.51
    4. GV Rescue workers looking for trapped people. 1.00
    5. SV Flooded homes. (2 SHOTS) 1.13
    6. SVs Rope flung across flooded street. (2 SHOTS) 1.25
    7. GV Flooded street. 1.27
    8. SV PULL BACK TO GV Flooded funeral parlour. 1.30
    9. SV PAN Flooded showroom forecourt. 1.34
    10. GV Flooded fire station. 1.42
    11. AERIAL VIEW Bridge destroyed by fallen eucalyptus tree. 2.00
    12. AERIAL VIEW Flooded valley at sunrise. 2.06
    13. AERIAL VIEW Flooded vineyards. 2.14
    14. AERIAL VIEW Flooded residential area. 2.22
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    NOTE TO EDITORS: THIS STORY HAS COMMENTARY BY 10 NETWORK REPORTER RUSSELL STIGGANTS, WHICH MAY BE USED IF REQUIRED.
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    Background: BAROSSA VALLEY, SOUTH AUSTRALIA

    Water swept through several towns in South Australia on March 2 causing hundreds of people to be evacuated. Roads and railway lines north of the state capital Adelaide, were flooded up to a metre (yard) deep as walls of water up to six metre (22 feet) high and bearing hundreds to tonnes of mud crashed down the Barossa Valley, hitting the towns of Nuriootpa, Truro and Gawler. Holidaymakers in a caravan park were evacuated minutes before their caravans were carried away by the floods. They could only watch, helpless, as their belongings sailed down the river which had earlier burst its banks. Police and volunteers searched the town for people left stranded on rooftops in the middle of the night. Six pensioners trapped in a flooded house were rescued by a dozen young men who managed to fling a rope across the rising tide and drag them, one-by-one to safety. A funeral parlour, and cars on display in a nearby forecourt disappeared within minutes in swirling waters. Relief workers who only two weeks previously had fought bushfires caused by one of the country's worst droughts were now held back by too much water. About 100 people lost their homes, but there were no reports of casualties by the following day. Vineyards were also flooded in what is one of Australia's premier wine-making districts and authorities feared they might lose the crop.

    Source: CHANNEL 10 NETWORK AND CHANNEL 7 (AUSTRALIA)

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    Film ID:
    VLVAZWC42JDCR43O0ZLMNTH99S89
    Media URN:
    VLVAZWC42JDCR43O0ZLMNTH99S89
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/03/1983
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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