- When is the rainy season in your country?
- Do you like the rainy season?
- flash flood /flash fluhd /
- warning /WAWR-ning/
- damage /DAM-ij/
- pour /pawr/
- population /pop-yuh-LEY-shuhn/
[noun] – a sudden and severe flood
A flash flood swept through the area a couple of years ago.
[noun] – something that makes you understand there is a possible danger or problem, especially one in the future
Doctors issued a warning against eating any fish caught in the river.
[noun] – harm or injury
The damage to the car was minimal.
[verb] – to flow quickly and in large amounts, or to cause (something) to flow in large amounts
Even worse, they pour dirty water into rivers.
[noun] – all the people living in a particular country, area, or place
This city has a population of more than 1,000,000.
Floods can damage critical public structures such as transportation networks and hospitals. After losing power, some London hospitals were forced to evacuate patients. Because of hard surfaces such as stone front gardens, roads, parking lots, and high streets, this type of “surface water” flooding is more common in large cities. Rain does not go into the ground in the city, as it does in the rural. In July, for example, Hurricane Elsa severely damages New York City, flooding the subway system.
“If the roadway drains can’t handle the water, it pours over the curb and adds to the problem,” observed Sarah Feinberg, president of the city’s transportation authority. She claimed that water had gotten into the subway vents and down the stairway. Many countries, including much of the United Kingdom, built ancient sewer systems based on rainfall forecasts from the past. According to Dr. Veronica Edmonds-Brown of the University of Hertfordshire, London’s development is an issue since the city’s Victorian-era drainage infrastructure “cannot cope with the massive rise in population.”
True or False:
- Flash floods have become more widespread, devastating cities all over the world.
- Flash floods occur when there is a lot of rain.
- Floodwaters can obstruct roadways, forcing people to abandon their cars and causing to their homes and businesses.
- Sarah Feinberg is the vice-president of the city’s transportation authority.
- London’s Victorian-era drainage systems cannot handle the huge rise in population that results in flooding.
Fill in the blanks:
- The town has a __________ of ten thousand.
- In the event of a __________, remember that you should immediately seek higher ground.
- One __________ was enough to stop her doing it.
- Alcohol may cause __________ to your liver.
- __________ boiling water over the rice and let it soak.