Storm Ana – level 2
Storm Ana hit Malawi, Madagascar, and Mozambique, and it forced hundreds of thousands of people to leave their homes.
Heavy rains lasted more than one week, and they brought floods and landslides to southern Africa. In Madagascar, 48 people died, and 130,000 people stayed in shelters. In Malawi, 18 people died, and 200,000 people had to leave their homes. Floods damaged the country’s main highway, and cars and people could go nowhere. Mozambique’s Prime Minister said that the situation in the country was very serious, and that floods were happening more.
Another storm was building in the Indian Ocean, and experts expected that it would reach Africa in a few days.
Difficult words: landslide (when rocks and dirt fall down a hill or mountain), shelter (a place where a person is safe from bad weather or a dangerous situation), highway (a main road which connects two big towns or cities).
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