California Highway Collapses – level 1

08-02-2021 07:00

A winter storm is in California, US. Heavy rain and snow bring a lot of water.

Drainage pipes cannot take all the water to the ground. Some water flows onto a highway. Water damages the highway. The road collapses into the ocean. No cars are on the road when it collapses. Nobody has an injury.

Officials close the highway. An emergency is in two parts of California. Thousands of people must leave their homes. It is not safe to stay at home.

Accidents can happen on roads which are on a coast. The sea brings strong winds and water. Hills can fall. Officials know it. But it is not possible to change it.

Difficult words: drainage pipes (tubes which take rainwater to the ground), highway (a main road between two cities), collapse (to fall down quickly).

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