Big Water in Greece – level 3

20-11-2017 07:00

Greek authorities say that at least 15 people died in flash floods which devastated the outskirts of Athens, Greece. Many of them were elderly people whose bodies were found inside their homes. More than 37 people went to hospital and some are still missing.

Some locals are unhappy with the response from the district government. One resident said that everything was a mess and that there was no interest from anyone, neither the district officials nor the mayor; no one came to make sure that people were fine or whether they had drinking water.

Difficult words: flash floods (a sudden local flood), devastate (destroy or ruin), outskirts (the outer parts of a city), district (an area of a country).

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