Hurricanes Near America – level 3

11-09-2017 15:00

NASA released images captured from the International Space Station of hurricanes Jose and Irma. Irma’s winds are travelling at 257 kilometres per hour in the images, as the storm passes over Cuba. It has already devastated much of the Caribbean and people expected to hit Florida next.

Jose is a category 4 hurricane, which is following a similar path to Irma, and is hampering relief efforts in badly affected areas.

Difficult words: category 4 hurricane (when a hurricane has winds of 178-208 kilometres per hour and can cause a lot of damage), hamper (make difficult), relief efforts (actions of help).

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