Crane Moves in the Wind – level 1

04-11-2020 07:00

Hurricane Zeta brings strong winds to the east coast of the US. People in Manhattan, New York, see something unusual on Tuesday.

A crane is working on top of a tall building. The building is 84 stories tall. The crane starts to turn around quickly in the wind. The crane gets out of control. Debris falls down.

Authorities must close several streets around the crane. The streets are dangerous for people. Fire officers arrive. They cannot see the top of the building. The reason is wind and fog.

Cranes are very strong. They can stand up in winds of 160 kmph. They spin in the wind. But the debris is a problem. Officials want to know why it falls down.

Difficult words: crane (a large and tall machine that people use to build houses and to move heavy things), story (a level of a building), debris (smaller pieces of something that breaks).

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