Floods in Japan – level 3

11-07-2018 07:00

An unprecedented rainfall in western Japan caused flash floods and a number of landslides. In the worst hit area, 60 centimetres of rain fell in just 24 hours.

As the rain continues to fall, two million people have orders to evacuate, but it was already too late for at least 60 people who died in the floods.

Locals and rescuers, including 40 helicopters are searching for the missing and are working against time, as people expect another 25 centimetres of rain.

Difficult words: unprecedented (not normal), flash floods (a sudden local flood, typically because of heavy rain).

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