Heavy floods hit Europe – level 1

23-07-2021 07:00

Heavy floods hit parts of Europe last week. The damage is serious. Many people die.

The worst situation is in Germany. More than 150 people die there. Rescuers are looking for more than a thousand people. Many towns and villages are without electricity and Internet. Friends and families cannot communicate with each other.

24 people die in Belgium. Floods hit Switzerland and Austria, too. Rivers in the Netherlands rise. Officials help thousands of people to get to safety.

The floods are the worst natural disaster in Europe in the last 50 years. It is possible that more rain will come. Officials expect more floods.

Difficult words: damage (when something is broken or hurt), natural disaster (a very bad situation which happens because of bad weather or other natural things), expect (to think that something will happen).

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