Floods in Death Valley – level 2
Flash floods hit Death Valley in California, US, and trapped about 1,000 people.
Death Valley is one of the hottest and driest places in the world. Experts recorded the highest temperature ever there, which was 56.7 degrees Celsius. Around only 4.8 centimeters of rain falls a year.
Last week, 4.3 centimeters of rain fell. Local authorities closed all the roads into the park for several hours. Floods are usual in Death Valley, but they happen at different places. They are the reason for the canyon in the valley.
The last strong flood happened in 2004. It killed two people and closed the roads for ten days.
Difficult words: flash flood (a sudden flood, which usually happens because of heavy rain), valley (a low area between two hills or mountains), canyon (a very deep and narrow space between two mountains, usually with a stream flowing through).
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