Heavy floods hit Europe – level 2
Last week, heavy floods hit Western and Central Europe.
Germany and Belgium were among the worst hit countries. In Germany, more than 150 people died in buildings or cars, and rescuers are still looking for more than a thousand people. Many towns and villages were without electricity or internet, which made it very difficult for families and friends to communicate with each other.
24 people died in Belgium, and floods also hit villages in Switzerland and Austria. Luckily, officials did not report any dead people there.
These floods are the worst natural disaster in Europe in more than 50 years. Officials visited the most affected regions, and they tried to support the local people.
Difficult words: natural disaster (an event such as a flood or hurricane which causes a lot of damage), affected (when something changes because something else has a bad impact on it), support (to help).
You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.