People flee as a result of heavy floods in Vanport in Oregon
Vanport Oregon USA Date:1948, June 3 Duration:2 min 18 sec Sound:NO SOUND
A newsreel film titled "Floods: thousands homeless in Pacific northwest" . People flee for safety as heavy flooding hits the region and city of Vanport in Oregon. Water from Columbia River spreads over the city as houses remains submerged. Some houses and buildings are seen floating in the river, including very large homes and businesses and warehouses. Some men are seen standing on top of the roof of building as it floats down the river. Men in rowboats scan the debris. An underwater scuba diver with large scuba helmet is seen rising to the surface from under water. Massive erosion of river banks opens the way to widening waters. U.S. soldiers arrive to rescue people. Cows seen in a large rowboat after their rescue from the rising waters. An ironic sign "Let us help plan your trip" is seen visible just above the flood waters. Water flows over a bridge as floods take heavy toll of life and property. Refugees receive food in a gathering area. Aerial views of the massively flooded region.
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