Heavy Rains in Japan – level 2

17-07-2017 15:00

In two prefectures in Japan, heavy rains created major flooding. The flooding damaged homes and infrastructure and killed one person when a river swept him away. Tens of thousands of people had to leave the area.

One man said that the rain sounded like ‘drumming on the ground’.

Japan’s meteorological organisation said that it rained 35 centimetres in one night!

Difficult words: prefecture (a large area of a country like in Japan), infrastructure (the buildings and services that a city needs to run), meteorological (relating to the weather).

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