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Session 55

US governor orders the evacuation of over a million people from the South Carolina coastline

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News Review

Hurricane Florence forces evacuation

The US East Coast is preparing for Hurricane Florence. It may be the strongest storm to hit the region in decades.

The governor of South Carolina has ordered the evacuation of its entire coastline. Meanwhile North Carolina and Virginia have declared states of emergency.

Florence is now a category four storm with 130mph (195km/h) winds.

Language challenge

When an ocean storm reaches land, it makes…

a) landing
b) landfall
c) coasted

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The story

A large-scale evacuation is underway as the East Coast braces for Hurricane Florence in what may be the strongest storm to hit the region in decades.

South Carolina's governor ordered the evacuation of its entire coastline, involving over a million people, while North Carolina and Virginia have declared states of emergency.

It's expected to make landfall by Thursday.

Key words and phrases

threaten to hurt
• The storms often menace the coastal region from August to October.
• Why must you always be a menace to your sister? Please behave nicely.

moving violently (of a liquid)
• The new wave machine began churning the water of the indoor swimming pool.
• Kim drives so fast! After being in the car with her, my stomach was churning.

waiting to attack
• The boy went quietly to the village. He knew there was a lion lurking nearby.
• I love you, but I'm not going to marry you, Ismael. Stop lurking outside my door!

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Language challenge - answer

b) landfall


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