Storm in India – level 3

08-05-2019 07:00

Powerful cyclone Fani made landfall in the state of Odisha in India around 8 a.m. local time last Friday. It brought heavy rain and wind speeds of more than 193 kilometres per hour.

It is the strongest cyclone to have hit India in decades, and at least three people were reported dead on Friday. Around 1.2 million people were ordered to evacuate Odisha and moved into thousands of shelters. Classes at schools cancelled and airports shut down.

The cyclone weakened slightly as it made landfall, and meteorologists predict that it will continue to weaken as it moves towards Bangladesh.

Difficult words: make landfall (come to land from sea), shelter (a safe place), predict (say what you think is going to happen).

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