Canary Islands fires – level 2

19-07-2023 07:00

Authorities evacuated more than 4,000 people from La Palma in the Canary Islands due to a forest fire.

The regional government alerted neighboring islands, like Tenerife and Gran Canaria, because the fire could spread there, too. Although emergency services are working hard, the fire continues.

Southern Europe faces extreme temperatures in the Cerberus heatwave, which brings heat from North Africa. It is possible that there will be a new record-high temperature. The highest temperature was 48.8 degrees Celsius which experts measured on the Italian island of Sicily.

The US is experiencing extreme heat and wildfires, too, especially in California.

Difficult words: alert (to warn someone of a danger or problem), extreme (too great or strong), measure (to check the size or amount of something).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

What measures are authorities taking to ensure that the forest fire in La Palma and other wildfires are brought under control?


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