Crane Moves in the Wind – level 2

04-11-2020 07:00

Hurricane Zeta hit the east coast of the US, and it caused many problems in several US states. Strong winds that remained after the hurricane caused a crane to spin in New York City.

On Tuesday, the crane started to spin out of control which scared many local people. Debris fell off an 84-story tower that the crane was working on. Authorities closed several streets around the tower because there was high risk that somebody would get hurt. When fire officers arrived, they could not see the top of the tower because of wind and fog.

Cranes can resist winds of up to 160 kmph and they spin in the wind. Officials want to find out why the debris fell down.

Difficult words: crane (a large and tall machine that people use to move heavy things and to build houses), spin (to turn around quickly), debris (pieces of rubbish or trash or remains of something).

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