California storms – level 2

28-02-2023 07:00

Unusual winter storms brought snow and freezing temperatures to California, United States.

In higher elevations, authorities closed roads and told residents not to travel anywhere. On Sunday, the wind reached 80 kilometers per hour in the Sacramento Valley and up to 110 kilometers per hour in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. In the flatlands, heavy rains and hail caused floods, which closed many roads around Los Angeles.

Almost 85,000 households and businesses are without power, and many roads are closed. Authorities warned that extreme weather would last for at least until Wednesday.

Difficult words: elevation (how high a place is above sea level), resident (a person who lives somewhere), flatland (land with no hills or mountains).

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