Typhoon Lekima – level 1

20-08-2019 07:00

Zhejiang province is in China. Often, this province is hit with typhoons. A typhoon comes. It is the strongest typhoon in the history of this province. Its name is Lekima.

Winds blow up to 116miles per hour. There are floods. Almost 5 million people are in danger. More than 1 million people must leave their homes.

Forty-four or more people die. Many of them die in a landslide. Sixteen people are missing.

Difficult words: typhoon (a tropical storm), flood (big water), landslide (when a mass of mud/land moves and breaks things), be missing (when you are missing, nobody knows if you are OK and where you are).

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