Western Australia Storm – level 1

29-05-2020 07:00

On Monday, a heavy storm hits Western Australia. Strong wind makes big waves. The speed of the wind is more than 60 mph. The waves are 26 feet high.

The storm damages many houses. In Perth, 65,000 houses are without electricity. Many people call the emergency services. People need help. However, it is not possible to fix the electricity network in the strong wind.

In Geraldton, strong wind makes a dust storm. People cannot see anything in the dust.

Such storms are not normal in Western Australia. Weather experts say that such storms come once every 10 years. A tropical storm meets cold air. The result is a rare and very heavy storm.

Difficult words:  speed (how fast something is), dust storm (a storm with dust and sand in the air), rare (very unusual).

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