Water in metro – level 2

08-09-2023 07:00

Madrid experienced the heaviest rainfall since 1972, which led to severe flooding in the metro.

Two people died and two others went missing in Spain. Videos on social media showed water pouring into moving metro carriages and shocking passengers. In Aldea del Fresno, firefighters rescued a 10-year-old boy who went missing, while another man disappeared in Villamanta after water and mud swept him away.

Several bridges collapsed, and roads, subways, and trains closed due to the flooding. Madrid’s mayor asked people to stay home. The weather agency warned of extreme weather in several regions. Experts predicted up to 120 liters of rain per square meter.

Difficult words: pour (to flow in quickly), disappear (to go or be in a place where other people can’t see you), sweep away (to move something away from a place suddenly).

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What impact has the flooding had on the Madrid public transportation system?


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