Tropical storm in Vanuatu – level 2

19-03-2015 07:00

At least eight people died on the Pacific island of Vanuatu. A tropical storm with winds of up to 210 miles an hour (340 kilometres per hour) ripped roofs off houses and downed trees.

Aid agencies described the storm as one of the worst disasters in Pacific history. The sea levels rose by eight metres and flooded the capital city. The United Nations is going to help the island, but the airport is still closed and winds are high, so people do not know when Vanuatu will get help.

Difficult words: rip (to remove with a lot of force), aid (to help), flooded (to cover in water).

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