Russia floods – level 1

12-04-2024 07:00

Snow melts in mountains in Russia and Kazakhstan. There is too much water in rivers. There are floods in both countries.

The situation is serious. More than 100,000 people must leave their homes. It is not safe to stay. Water in rivers rises too much. The floods have an impact on areas like the Ural Mountains and Siberia. Officials say that people must leave quickly. Workers support dams. But the flood situation is still serious.

Presidents Putin and Tokayev talk about how bad the flooding is. They say that floods are in many parts of both countries.

Difficult words: melt (when snow or ice turns into water), flood (when water from a river gets into people’s homes), dam (a wall across a river which stops the flow and keeps water in one place).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

What actions are presidents Putin and Tokayev taking to address the widespread flooding in Russia and Kazakhstan, and how effective have they been so far?


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