Typhoon Lekima – level 2

20-08-2019 07:00

On Saturday the 10th, Typhoon Lekima made land fall in China’s Zhejiang province. This province is often hit with typhoons, but this storm is its strongest ever.

The typhoon brought winds of up to 116mph, and floods affected almost 5 million people. More than 1 million evacuated from their homes. Twenty-five percent of the evacuations were from Shanghai, which is the biggest city in China.

More than 44 people died and 16 people were missing. Many of the victims died in a landslide.

Difficult words: make land fall (come to land), affect (have a good or a bad effect), victim (a person who dies because something bad happens to them).

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