China Floods – level 2

16-07-2020 07:00

A large flood hit eastern China, and officials said that it was the largest flood in the country in decades. The flood happened along the Yangtze River, which is the longest river in Asia.

The flood lasted more than one week, and officials evacuated more than 300,000 people. Many people lost homes and they did not have anything to eat. In Poyang County, heavy rain destroyed towns and villages, and more than 5,000 people had to leave their homes. Officials used 54 boats to rescue almost 2,000 people.

In Shexian county, people started to clean the streets and homes after the floods.

Difficult words: decade (ten years), evacuate (to take somebody to a safe place), rescue (to save).

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