Aug 28, 2011

VOA Special English News 40

Hurricane Irene continues to bring heavy rains and strong winds to the east coast of the United States. Officials say at least four people have been killed by the storm. The hurricane first struck land in the state of North Carolina Saturday. Winds of almost 140 kilometers per hour flooded streets and brought down trees. Almost 1,000,000 homes and businesses are without electric power. The storm has weakened but weather experts say it is expected to pass through many large cities including New York, Boston, Philadelphia and Washington. It is moving north-northeast at 24 kilometers per hour. Earlier Saturday, President Obama visited the center where high level emergency officials are meeting. He warns that situation would be dangerous for 72 hours.


1 comment:

ジョン said...

Hurricane first
--> The hurricane first

Storm has
--> The storm has

president Obama
--> President Obama
(Because it's a title before a name.)

would mean dangerous
--> would be dangerous

That was quite the large storm!