Australia Floods – level 2

26-03-2021 15:00

Heavy floods hit parts of Australia after hundreds of millimeters of rain fell over one night.

Several dams overflowed and the level of water in rivers went up quickly. The floods had a big impact on animals and livestock, and many people tried to rescue them. Some surfers enjoyed big waves in areas which were usually calm.

The Warragamba Dam is the main source of water for Sydney. There was too much water in it, it overflowed, and flooded large areas of land. Authorities evacuated thousands of people from Sydney´s western suburbs. The weather forecast said that the heavy rain would continue for several days.

Difficult words: dam (a wall across a river which stops the water and make a lake), livestock (farm animals), suburb (an area on the edge of a city).

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