Typhoon in Philippines – level 3

10-12-2019 07:00

On Tuesday, Typhoon Kammuri arrived in the Philippines where it flooded streets and damaged power lines. The international airport in Manila, the capital city, was shut down for about 12 hours, and school was canceled throughout the country.

Hundreds of thousands of residents have been evacuated as their homes have been destroyed. The winds that reached more than 130 miles per hour ripped roofs off homes and scattered debris.

The Philippines are currently hosting the Southeast Asian Games, and they had to cancel or postpone several outdoor events because of the typhoon.

Difficult words: rip (to pull something away with force), scatter (to cover a surface with things that are far apart and in random arrangement), debris (the remains or broken pieces which are left after destruction).

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