Bad weather in Europe – level 2

08-06-2016 07:00

In France heavy rain caused flooding.

Bad weather hit the French Open in Paris for a second day. A prison in the centre of the country had to evacuate. On the Franco-Belgian border, 6 weeks’ worth of rain fell in just 24 hours. Many villages are underwater.

People called emergency services 4,500 times across the country and hundreds of evacuations happened.

The bad weather caused more than floods. Lightning injured 11 people in a Paris park – most of them were children. Lightning also killed a man in southern Poland while he was going down a mountain.

Difficult words: flooding (when water leaves lakes or rivers and flows onto land), worth of (equal in amount to), lightning (electricity from the sky).

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