Storm in Japan – level 2

18-10-2019 07:00

Last week, Typhoon Hagibis hit Japan. It was a very big storm which caused a lot of damage. A Japanese news organization says that it killed at least 49 people and injured more than 200 people.

Rescuers are looking for survivors. They expect to find more dead people because the storm affected a large area of Japan. Officials evacuated more than 230,000 people from their homes.

The storm brought heavy rain, landslides, and floods. More than 100 rivers overflowed. In one city near Tokyo, there was a new Japanese record for the most rainfall in one day.

Difficult words: typhoon (a very strong storm), evacuate (move people to safety), landslide (a fall of earth or rock from a mountain).

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