Hurricanes Near America – level 2

11-09-2017 15:00

NASA released images of hurricanes Jose and Irma. NASA captured them from the International Space Station.

In the images, Irma’s winds are travelling at 257 kilometres per hour. The storm is passing over Cuba, and it has already devastated much of the Caribbean. People expect it to hit Florida next.

Jose is a category 4 hurricane, which is following a similar path to Irma. This complicates relief efforts.

Difficult words: devastate (destroy), category 4 hurricane (when a hurricane has winds of 178-208 kilometres per hour), relief efforts (actions of help).

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