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Australia Floods
Title:
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Summary: Australian towns brace for further flooding
Story No: 672856
Source: AP TELEVISION
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 01/23/2011 05:45 AM
People: Wayne Swan
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1. Various aerial shots of flooded fields

2. Various aerial shots of flooded farmhouses

3. Aerial shot of people in boats and small truck amidst floodwaters

4. Aerial shot of sheep on dry land

5. Aerial shot of cattle herd on dry road near floodwaters

6. Pan of home protected with sand bags and plastic sheets

7. Local resident loading sand bags onto car trailer

8. SOUNDBITE: (English) Brian (No Surname Given), Local Resident:

"We've been just moving our gear onto the higher grounds in hope that, yeah, it'll be spared and a lot of the stock has been shifted as well. I think people of Swan Hill have been very good and there's a lot of stock has been trucked out of the area to get safe territory."

9. Residents building sandbag levee around home

10. Tracking shot of levee around home

STORYLINE

Rural Australian towns braced for another week of flooding on Sunday as a vast lake continued to spread across the country's southeast and a potential tropical storm threatened the northeast.

The flooding began more than a month ago in Australia's northeast Queensland state, where 30 people have died, more than 30,000 homes have been damaged or destroyed and at least 3 (b) billion Australian dollars (3 (b) billion US dollars) in crops and coal exports have been lost.

Record rains have shifted the flood emergency focus to southeast Victoria state, which is usually parched during the southern summer.

Deputy Prime Minister Wayne Swan said in a statement on Sunday that the floods will rank as one of the most costly natural disasters in Australian history and its impact on the economy will be felt for years.

The government will announce its first cost estimates next Friday, he said.

The State Emergency Service has warned that a lake about 55 miles (90 kilometres) long northwest of the Victorian capital of Melbourne will continue coursing inland for the next week until it spills into the Murray River.

Emergency services were focusing their efforts 210 miles (340 kilometres) northwest of Melbourne at Swan Hill, a town of 10,000 where the Murray meets the swollen Lodden River and flood waters are expected to peak mid week, an SES spokesman said Sunday.

SES said 75 towns in the state have been affected by flooding and another five to 10 towns are still in the floodwaters' northern path across flat wheat-growing country.

Almost 2,000 homes and businesses were flooded or isolated and close to 5,000 people have been evacuated, SES said.

Meanwhile, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology warned on Sunday that a low pressure system off the north Queensland coast could develop into a cyclone over the next few days.

The bureau rated the chances of a cyclone, which could lash the coast with gale-force winds and torrential rains, at between 20 percent and 50 percent.

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Subjects: Weather, Floods, Accidents and disasters, Tropical cyclones, General news, Natural disasters, Tropical cyclones, Storms
People: Wayne Swan
Locations: Victoria, Australia
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Bolivia Floods
Title:
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Summary: Thousands of people left homeless struggle amid flooding
Story No: 677093
Source: AP TELEVISION
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 02/24/2011 09:28 PM
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1. Wide of flooded road

2. River Beni after bursting its banks

3. Officials on boat touring affected neighbourhoods

4. Rising river, palm tree flooded up to the crown

5. Residents walking through flooded road

6. Tracking shot of officials on boat touring town

7. Various of town mayor in the middle of flooded road

8. Children in flooded road

9. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Yerco Nunez, Town mayor:

"It's something we have never seen before, almost 40 percent of the population, I'd say 50 percent who are affected, they have the water inside their houses, they had to be evacuated, they have lost their belongings and almost 100 percent of the rural communities are affected. This is a disaster we did not foresee." ++AUDIO FADES OUT++

10. Various of flooded farm lands on the outskirts of the town

11. Mid of submerged vehicle

12. Various of flooded farm

13. Farmer with water up to his knees inside flooded farmhouse

14. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Jorge Thau, Farmer:

"We have lost all of the products, the rice, the yuca, the bananas, the corn. 100 percent of the crops are lost, for sure."

15. Pot where he's boiling drinking water

16. Woman walking, inspecting damaged crops

17. Mid of flooded area

STORYLINE

The River Beni burst its banks completely flooding the town of Rurrenabaque on Thursday, taking authorities by surprise.

The entire town and the surrounding farming lands were under water - according to farmers valuable crops have been lost.

Even though Bolivia is under a state of emergency, due to the strong rains and the floods, the town mayor, Yerco Nunez, said they "did not foresee" this disaster.

"It's something we have never seen before, almost 40 percent of the population, I'd say 50 percent who are affected, they have the water inside their houses, they had to be evacuated, they have lost their belongings and almost 100 percent of the rural communities are affected," himself standing in the flooded streets.

In the past weeks, rivers burst their banks in the regions of Cochabamba, La Paz, Santa Cruz, Tarija, Chuquisaca and Pando, flooding farming lands and residential areas.

On Thursday, Bolivian authorities reported that the nine Bolivian departments had been affected.

The Bolivian government has released a special 20 (m) million US dollar aid package for the victims.

Almost 7,000 have been left homeless by the strong rains hitting the country over the past weeks.

Three people have died in the floods although some Bolivian news outlets are reporting as many as 50 deaths since the rainy season started in January.

The precarious Bolivian roads have been severely damaged in many parts due to mudslides and floods - making aid delivery difficult, it was mostly being done by helicopter and boat.

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Subjects: Floods, Accidents and disasters, Municipal governments, General news, Local governments, Government and politics
Locations: Rurrenabaque, Bolivia
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Mexico Floods 5
Title:
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Summary: Devastation after flooding, evacuees in makeshift shelters
Story No: 542332
Source: AP TELEVISION
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 11/03/2007 02:39 PM
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1. Various of flooded streets in Villahermosa at dawn

2. Wide of sky

3. Various of women filling up buckets with water and carrying them away

4. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Damian Gonzalez, police officer:

"Now we can see that the water level has gone down quite a lot, maybe 6 centimetres."

5. Wide of flooded street with pile of sandbags in foreground

6. Wide of flooded street with traffic light and street name showing where the street once was

7. Flooded street, 40 kph speed limit sign sticking out of water, water flowing over sandbags intended to stop floodwater

8. Various of flooded streets

9. Medium of rescue boat

10. Various of people waking up in makeshift shelter after being made homeless by floods

STORYLINE:

Severe floods in the Mexican state of Tabasco were continuing to cause havoc and devastation on Saturday, with widespread destruction and hundreds of thousands made homeless.

There have been reports of looting and warnings of possible disease outbreaks in the state, on the Gulf of Mexico.

In the state capital Villahermosa, most of the streets were still flooded and many were waking up in makeshift shelters after being evacuated from their homes.

Food is becoming scarce, and about 150 hospitals are out of commission because of the flooding.

A week of heavy rains caused rivers to overflow, submerging at least 80 percent of the oil-rich state of Tabasco.

At least one death was reported and nearly all services, including drinking water and public transportation, were shut down as more than 900-thousand people in the state of 2 (m) million had their homes flooded, damaged or cut off.

Mexicans have rallied around the disaster, donating money and supplies to the needy.

The Associated Press spoke to a police officer in Villahermosa, who said the flood levels had subsided.

But although the water levels have dropped, forecasters have predicted more rain in the coming days.

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Subjects: Floods, Evacuations, Disaster planning and response, Accidents and disasters, Homelessness, General news, Poverty, Human welfare, Social issues, Social affairs
Locations: Villahermosa, Tabasco, Mexico
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Dominican Republic Noel
Title:
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Summary: Rescuers try to reach people stranded by floods
Story No: 542125
Source: AP TELEVISION
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 11/01/2007 11:43 PM
People: Leonel Fernandez
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Villariva

1. Various aerials of flooding

Arenoso

2. Aerial of lines of flooded apartment blocks

3. Aerial of flooded residential area, people walking through flooded streets

Yuma Abajo

4. Woman walking through water

5. Car driving through water

6. Tilt-up from legs of people wading through flood waters to wide

7. Men pushing packed car through flood waters

8. Truck driving through water

Villariva

9. High wide of flooded shanty town

10. Men looking at devastation from balcony

11. High shot looking down at people in shanty town wading through waters

12. High wide of homes flooded to roof

13. Wide of torrents of flood water as people run across bridge

14. Wide of rushing water

Maimon

15. Men trying to clear water from homes

16. Wide of flood waters raging past under bridge, shack in foreground

17. Wide of water raging past palm trees

18. People looking at washed-out road as water continues to flow past

19. Debris from washed-out road downstream

20. Washed-out road

21. Aerial of rescuer on helicopter flying over flooded areas

Villariva

22. Aerial of flooded apartment blocks

23. Aerial of flooded town

STORYLINE

Noel strengthened into a hurricane over the Atlantic on Thursday after slamming the Caribbean with heavy

rains, flooding and mudslides that left at least 108 dead.

The storm moved away from the Bahamas archipelago, becoming a Category 1 hurricane packing maximum sustained winds near 75 mph (121 kph), US National Hurricane Center forecasters said.

Noel drenched the Bahamas and Cuba on Thursday while in the storm's wake rescuers in the Dominican Republic headed out in boats and helicopters to reach dozens of communities stranded by floods and mudslides.

Rescuers in Dominican Republic set out in helicopters and boats to reach isolated residents, stranded for three days.

AP Television footage shot above Villariva and Arenoso showed large residential areas devastated by flood waters.

Some buildings were flooded to the rooftops. Others were submerged.

In Yuma Abajo and Maimon, locals struggled with washed-out roads and raging torrents of flood waters that blocked their way.

At least 72-thousand Dominicans had been forced to flee their homes, according to a spokesperson for the Emergencies Commission.

Noel on Thursday became the deadliest storm of the Atlantic region this year as the death toll in the Caribbean rose to 108.

Hurricane Felix, a devastating Category 5 storm, killed 101 people when it lashed the Caribbean and slammed into the Nicaraguan and Honduran coasts in early September.

More than three days of heavy rain caused an estimated 30 (m) million US dollars in damages to the Dominican Republic's rice, plantain and cacao plantations, according to the Minister of Economy Juan Temistocles Montas.

Rescuers in Hispaniola - the island shared by the Dominican Republic and Haiti - found a rising toll of death and damage.

At least 66 were dead in the Dominican Republic and 16 more deaths were tallied in Haiti overnight since nightfall, bringing the toll to 40 according to a spokesperson for Haiti's civil protection agency.

Most of the bodies were found in and around the capital of Port-au-Prince.

One person was killed in Jamaica.

Dominican President Leonel Fernandez declared a state of emergency for the next 30 days and asked for international help, especially rescue teams and helicopters.

At 5pm EDT (2100 GMT), Noel's centre was accelerating through the Bahamas, according to US forecasters.

It was moving north-northeast at roughly 14 mph (22 kph), and maximum sustained winds were near 65 mph (100 kph).

Interests along the US East coast were advised to monitor the system's progress.

Over the next 24 hours, Noel was expected to become an extra-tropical storm, which gets its energy from the collision of warm and cold fronts, not the steamy ocean waters that tropical systems feed on.

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Subjects: Weather, Floods, Hurricanes, Natural disasters, Accidents and disasters, Search and rescue efforts, Landslides and mudslides, General news, Tropical cyclones, Tropical cyclones, Storms
People: Leonel Fernandez
Locations: Dominican Republic, Caribbean, Haiti, Bahamas, Latin America and Caribbean
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Germany Floods
Title:
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Summary: Aerials of floods near Dresden
Story No: 479807
Source: AP TELEVISION
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 04/04/2006 02:51 PM
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Dresden

1. Various aerials of river

2. Flooded skyline in Dresden

Gholis

3. Flooded levee

4. Houses underwater

5. Various of buildings underwater

Tillnitz

6. Flooded castle with stairs submerged in water

7. Flooded inner courtyard

8. Aerial of castle grounds by river

Schieren

7. Houses underwater

8. Various of flooded city

9. Wide shot of river

Pirna

10. Various of houses underwater

11. Wide shot of river

Wehlen

12. Flooded row of buildings

Rathen

13. Houses in floodwater

Badschadau

14. Flooded bridge

15. Flooded city centre

STORYLINE:

Authorities in Germany said flooding had peaked in the state of Saxony on Tuesday, with the water level in the river Elbe stable at just short of 8 metres (26 feet).

In the southern German state of Bavaria, an 86-year-old man drowned after he was carried away by strong floodwaters along the River Brend, swollen by melting snow and heavy rainfall.

According to the Floodwater Centre in Dresden, the flood levels in Saxony are stable. It remains uncertain, however, when they are expected to sink.

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Subjects: Floods, Accidents and disasters, General news
Locations: Dresden, Saxony, Germany
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Philippines Floods
Title:
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Summary: Landslides brought on by monsoon rains kill two
Story No: 469316
Source: AP TELEVISION
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 12/08/2005 11:49 AM
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SHOTLIST:

1. Various of families wading through flood waters

2. Pan of flooded homes

3. Family stranded on the second floor of their house

4. Man holding umbrella shielding man carrying child through flood waters into boat

5. Man carrying belongings through flood waters

6. Men helping woman into boat

7. Pan of flooded street

8. Ariel shot then zoom-in to show people cycling and walking through flood waters

STORYLINE:

At least two people have been killed in the Philippines as a result of landslides brought on by heavy monsoon rains and about 66-thousand people in several northern provinces have been displaced, relief officials said on Thursday.

Two people died when they were buried in a landslide on Wednesday in the town on Pagbilao, in the Quezon Province, 120 kilometres (75 miles) southeast of Manila, according to the Office of Civil Defence.

Other landslides were reported in remote villages in the neighbouring Camarines Norte Province and Catanduanes Island, but no further casualties.

The northeastern part of Mindoro Island, about 180 kilometres (112 miles) south of Manila, bore the brunt of flooding with at least 66-thousand people evacuated from their homes.

The Civil Defence Office did not immediately provide figures for the evacuees in Quezon and neighbouring provinces.

The Philippine military has provided trucks and aircraft to help in evacuations and to distribute food and medicines.

President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo visited an evacuation centre in Capalan, in Oriental Mindoro Province on Wednesday, to assess the situation.

Landslides left about 1,400 dead and missing in the same region last year.

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Subjects: Natural hazards, Floods and flooding, Environment and nature, Natural disasters, Disaster response, Weather, Floods and flooding, Accidents and Disasters, General News, Environment, Weather conditions
Locations: Manila
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Honduras Storm
Title:
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Summary: Flooding from Tropical Storm Gamma kills 3
Story No: 467681
Source: AP TELEVISION
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 11/19/2005 07:57 PM
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1. Pan left swollen river to Guaymas bridge destroyed by rains and high waters

2. Rushing water, pull out to wide destroyed road bridge

3. Closer shot Guaymas bridge

4. Various of people walking through flooded streets carrying their belongings

5. Pan left flooded "La Loma" neighbourhood

6. Various of residents wading through flood waters, many carrying belongings

STORYLINE:

Flooding killed three people and left more than 12 others missing in Honduras, officials said Saturday, as Tropical Storm Gamma strengthened slightly and pushed toward Belize and Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.

Forecasters said Gamma, the 24th named storm of an already record-breaking Atlantic hurricane season, was likely to skirt Belize and the Yucatan this weekend before heading toward Cuba's western tip and then reaching southern Florida by Monday afternoon.

Rains that pounded much of Central America were hardest in Honduras, where flash floods slowed the flow of emergency aid, said Luis Gomez, the country's emergency coordinator.

He said at least five major rivers overflowed their banks near the country's Caribbean coast, flooding villages, towns and low-lying sections of

cities. Officials helped more than 5,000 people get to higher ground and planned to evacuate more.

Gomez said at least three Hondurans had died and 13 more were missing, but he had no details on individual cases.

Heavy rains were also falling in much of Mexico's Quintana Roo state, which includes the Cancun and Playa del Carmen beach resorts. Officials

evacuated Banco Chinchorro, a reef popular with scuba divers off the state's coast, and set up shelters for those in low-lying areas further inland.

Gamma is on a path similar to that of last month's Hurricane Wilma, which battered Cancun and Playa del Carmen and left thousands of tourists stranded for days - although Gamma was expected to turn east without hitting the resorts.

The storm had maximum sustained winds of about 45 miles per hour (75 kph) and was expected to strengthen only slightly, according to the US National Hurricane Centre in Miami.

It was located about 220 miles (335 kilometers) east of Belize City and was expected to pick up speed as it drifted northward toward Mexico.

Forecasters said Gamma could dump up to 10 inches (25 centimetres) of rain on some areas.

Gamma extended the Atlantic's record-breaking storm season. The previous record of 21 named storms had stood since 1933.

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Subjects: Environment, Travel, Floods and flooding, Bridges, Built environment, Human-made land features, Natural hazards, Accommodations, Land features, Land, Weather, Floods and flooding, Accidents and Disasters, General News, Weather conditions, Environment and nature, Natural disasters, Lifestyle, Hotels and resorts
Locations: Mexico
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Floods Clipreel: Part 20
Title:
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Summary: New Orleans, USA. (2005)
Story No: X04034
Source: APTN
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 12/31/2005 12:00 AM
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Location: New Orleans, USA. (2005)

Story No.: 460858, 460975, 462571, 462665

Source: APTN

Duration: 01:37

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Floods Clipreel: Part 19
Title:
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Summary: Haiti (2004), Vargas, Venezuela (2005)
Story No: X04033
Source: APTN
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 12/31/2005 12:00 AM
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Location: Haiti (2004)

Story No.: 428569

Source: APTN

Duration: 01:28

Location: Vargas, Venezuela (2005)

Story No.: 441761

Source: APTN

Duration: 00:50

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Locations: Venezuela, South America, Latin America and Caribbean
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Floods Clipreel: Part 18
Title:
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Summary: Istanbul, Turkey (2004), Boscastle, UK (2004)
Story No: X04032
Source: APTN
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 12/31/2004 12:00 AM
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Location: Istanbul, Turkey (2004)

Story No.: 425439

Source: APTN

Duration: 01:18

Location: Boscastle, UK (2004)

Story No.: 425452

Source: APTN

Duration: 00:57

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Locations: Turkey, Middle East, Turkey, Western Europe, Europe
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